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Leeds United Loan Round-Up: Week 19

Pawel Cibicki becomes the first loanee to return to Elland Road

Arsenal v Blackpool - Carabao Cup Fourth Round Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The first half of the season has almost finished up, and for many of the Leeds’ loanees, the FA Cup is in full swing. In the Dutch league, Jay-Roy Grot and Vurnon Anita have both finally managed to adjust and earn playing time, and have been representing Leeds well so far. Anita really does not have a future on Leeds’ first team (especially if they are promoted), so it is important for him to make an good impression during his season-long loan. Now let’s look at how the players did this week.

Jay-Roy Grot - FW, VVV-Venlo

Grot played poorly in Venlo’s 4-1 loss to Heracles this weekend, and this was mostly thanks to his completing just 50% of his passes, which was by far the worst on the field. VVV’s Thursday match against Feyenoord will be aired on ESPN+, so those who have access should take advantage and check out how Grot plays.

Mallik Wilks - FW, Doncaster Rovers

Wilks made his first start in a week after dealing with an injury, and played the full match, helping Doncaster to a 2-0 win over Charlton in the FA Cup.

Paudie O’Connor - CB, Blackpool FC

Blackpool drew 0-0 with the Solihull Moors on the 30th, and will play the second leg of their FA Cup matchup next week.

Laurens de Bock - LB, K.V. Oostende

Oostende also tied 1-1, and de Bock played the entire match. They also pulled off a win on penalties in the Belgian Cup.

Lewie Coyle - RB, Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood won the first leg of their FA Cup matchup with 2-1, and Coyle played the entire match.

Tyler Denton, LB, Peterborough United

Tyler Denton remained on the bench for Peterborough’s 2-2 draw with Bradford.

Liam Kitching - LB, Harrogate Town AFC

Kitching is out with an injury and missed Harrogate’s two games this past week.

Vurnon Anita - CM, Willem II

Anita passed well again in a 2-0 win over AZ Alkmaar, and he seems to have solidified a spot as one of Willem’s starting defensive midfielders alongside Pol Llonch.

Hadi Sacko - RM, UD Las Palmas

No change for Sacko; he is still not making Las Palmas’ 18-man roster.

Yosuke Ideguchi - CM, Greuther Fürth

Ideguchi is out for the year with a partially torn PCL.

Eunan O’Kane - CM, Luton Town

O’Kane is also out for the year with a broken leg.