Four Leeds United players did not have a game this weekend due to the international break. However, third division football stops for nothing, so 11 players still had matches to play. With Oliver Sarkic’s joining of Barakaldo, it seems that Leeds have finished sending out players, at least until the next transfer window. This week, the offensive production was predictably low once again, with not a single goal from the Leeds men. Unfortunately, there has been only 3 goals in league play from Leeds’ six midfielders and forwards, and one of those was a ridiculous deflection. So hopefully the attacking play can turn itself around next week.
Paudie O’Connor - CB, Blackpool FC
Blackpool won a thrilling game against Bradford last weekend, going down 2-0 before scoring 3 goals after the 84th minute to steal 3 points at home. Unfortunately, O’Connor was not a part of the miraculous victory, being out of the 18-man squad for the second game in a row. Blackpool will go to bottom-dwellers Plymouth next.
Mallik Wilks - FW, Doncaster Rovers
Wilks has cooled quite a bit after a fast start to the season, and he came off at the 62 minute mark this past Saturday. Doncaster pulled out a 2-1 win over Eunan O’Kane and Luton Town, and they now sit in 7th place, behind Fleetwood Town on goal differential. They will next play Walsall, who are one of the five League One teams yet to lose.
Tyler Denton, LB, Peterborough United
More of the same for Tyler Denton, who once again was not in the starting eleven or on the bench. Barring injury to a starter, he may never see the field for Peterborough, who have now won 6 of 7 games.
Lewie Coyle - RB, Fleetwood Town
Coyle helped Fleetwood see out an impressive 1-1 draw with Sunderland in what was a very chippy game with 8 total yellow cards. The Leeds man got the very first one just 12 minutes into the game and helped create the goal down the right side while playing 90 minutes.
Hadi Sacko - RM, UD Las Palmas
Hadi Sacko returned to the bench against Gimnastic on Saturday and came on as a substitute in the 68th minute for Las Palmas. It was an easy game for Sacko’s side, who won 4-0, scoring their fourth goal just minutes after the Malian winger came on.
Eunan O’Kane - CM, Luton Town
Eunan O’Kane came on to play the last 14 minutes of the Hatters’ loss to Mallik Wilks and Doncaster. Luton Town will play the Bristol Rovers on Saturday, who are already in the midst of a relegation battle just 7 games into the season.
Liam Kitching - LB, Harrogate Town AFC
The outside back continued his good work at Harrogate, turning in another 90 minute performance in Town’s 3-2 win over Havant and Waterlooville. Harrogate has performed very well so far and made it to the top of the National League table after their most recent victory. They will go to Maidstone for their next match on Saturday, the 15th.
Alex Machuca - CAM, Burgos CF
Alex Machuca started the match for Burgos again, helping them to a 0-0 draw in Salamanca. He played 85 minutes before coming off for a more defensive option. For their fourth league match, Burgos will play Guiljelo on Sunday.
Adrián Balboa - FW, Terrassa FC
Terrassa played two matches this week, a 1-0 win over Vilafranca and a 1-1 draw with Cerdanyola. Balboa got the start at forward in the first game, playing a full 90, and remained on the bench for the second. Terrassa next plays Sant Andreu on Sunday.
Oriol Rey - CM, UB Conquense
Rey was on the bench for Conquense’s 1-1 draw with CF Paralada. They will play Olot on Saturday.
Oliver Sarkic - FW, Barakaldo CF
Sarkic was not in the side for Barakaldo during their 2-0 win over Real Sociedad B on Sunday.
The following players were off for the international break:
Yosuke Ideguchi - CM, Greuther Fürth
Laurens de Bock - LB, K.V. Oostende
Jay-Roy Grot - FW, VVV-Venlo
Paweł Cibicki - FW, Molde FK