For the third week in a row, Leeds United have announced an additional player going out on loan. This time, it will be U-23 player Oliver Sarkic, who joins Barakaldo CF for the year. The 21-year-old joined Leeds from Portuguese team SL Benfica B in 2017, and the youngster will go to the Spanish third tier alongside Alex Machuca and Adrián Balboa. Now let’s look at how the loaned-out players did this week.
Yosuke Ideguchi - CM, Greuther Fürth
Ideguchi made the squad for the first time this week, but was left as an unused substitute in Greuther’s 1-0 win away at Duisburg. They will play Holstein Kiel after the international break.
Laurens de Bock - LB, K.V. Oostende
De Bock earned his first start for Oostende this week, although it was a tough 1-0 loss to St. Truiden. According to Oostende’s twitter (and google translate), de Bock’s new head coach said, “De Bock was both sporty and financially opportune,” so hopefully de Bock will continue to make an impact with the Belgium side. Oostende will play Cercle Brugge after the international break.
Jay-Roy Grot - FW, VVV-Venlo
Grot finally turned in an excellent performance for VVV in a 1-1 draw with SC Heerenveen. Playing at left-mid in a new 4-2-3-1 formation, the 20-year-old played the full 90 minutes, completing an astounding 4 key passes, 3 dribbles, and was not dispossessed. Venlo dominated the match despite only earning a point, and they will look to build on their sudden change of form in two weeks against De Graafschap.
Paweł Cibicki - FW, Molde FK
Molde had a tough week this week, as they beat Zenit St. Petersburg (but lost on aggregate) in Europa League qualification and tied with Odds Ballklubb. Cibicki may have lost favor with the Molde coaching staff, as he came off the bench in both games after the 70 minute mark. Molde will play Kristiansund BK after the international break on September 17.
Paudie O’Connor - CB, Blackpool FC
Paudie O’Connor was on the bench for the second game in a row during Blackpool’s 0-0 draw with Walsall. It was the first league game that O’Connor did not appear in so far, and he should rejoin the top eleven next Saturday against Bradford.
Mallik Wilks - FW, Doncaster Rovers
After a hot start, Doncaster has just scored 1 goal in their last 4 league games, and it came in their 1-1 draw with Peterborough United this past Saturday. Wilks had the assist on the goal, but scorer John Marquis did most of the work, finishing with a nice chip. Doncaster was disappointed to only come away with a point, but Leeds’ young phenom only had one good chance and was mostly a non-factor. The Rovers play Luton Town next Saturday and will look to pick up 3 points for the first time in several weeks.
Tyler Denton, LB, Peterborough United
Tyler Denton once again did not make the 18-man squad against Doncaster and Mallik Wilks. Peterborough’s winning streak was snapped on Saturday, and now they are tied with Portsmouth for the top of League One. Peterborough next take on Southend, who are 13th six games into the season.
Lewie Coyle - RB, Fleetwood Town
Coyle played the entire game again for Fleetwood, who managed to win 2-1 despite losing a player to a red card in the 42nd minute. Fleetwood will match up with League One powerhouse Sunderland on Saturday.
Hadi Sacko - RM, UD Las Palmas
The Malian international did not make the 18-man squad against Real Zaragoza, who played Las Palmas to a 1-1 draw this past Saturday. Hopefully he will rejoin the team against Gimnastic on the 7th.
Liam Kitching - DF, Harrogate Town AFC
Kitching continued to play well for Harrogate, turning in another 90 minute performance. For the first time in two weeks, he did not score, but it did not matter as Harrogate dominated Eastleigh 4-0. Then on Tueday he played 90 minutes once again in a comeback victory against Gateshead. Harrogate will play Havant and Waterlooville on Saturday.
Alex Machuca - FW, Burgos CF
Machuca once again played as the attacking-mid for Burgos, who tied 1-1 with Union Adarve in the Spanish 3rd division. He was able to create several plays for his side, and he seems to be putting together a solid season so far. Burgos will play Salamanca on the 9th.
Adrián Balboa - FW, Terrassa FC
Adrián Balboa scored the only goal this week when Terrassa took on Santfeliuenc last weekend. Coming on as a substitute in the 50th minute, he scored just 5 minutes later on a ridiculously lucky deflection off of a defender. But hey, a goal is a goal and it salvaged a point for Terrassa in the midst of their offensive struggles.
Oriol Rey - CM, UB Conquense
Oriol Rey did not get in the squad for a 2-0 win over Sabadell, but he did make the starting lineup in Conquense’s first round Copa del Rey match against Castellon. Despite losing 1-0, Oriol managed to play a full 90 minutes in his first match with his new team.
Eunan O’Kane - CM, Luton Town
The Irishman came on as a sub for Luton against Wycombe in the 64th minute and positively impacted the game, as the Hatters scored a game-tying goal just four minutes after he came on. They will play the Doncaster Rovers and Mallik Wilks for their next match on Saturday.