I’m going to try to keep you up to date with the performances of our loan players this season.
With that in mind, here’s an overview of the players we have out on loan and how they’ve started their time with the current clubs.
Sam Long Falkirk
THE BAIRNS GET THE BONUS POINT!
Zander Mackenzie's penalty is saved by Sam Long to seal the extra point!
— Falkirk FC (@FalkirkFC) July 22, 2023
Falkirk are expected to challenge for the title in the Scottish Division One, which is their third tier. He has already impressed in the Scottish League Cup, saving four penalties in a shootout with Partick Thistle. He kept a clean sheet last weekend, and this weekend conceded twice, one a penalty, against Cove Rangers in a 2-2 draw.
Elicha Ahui Ayr Utd
Ahui is playing one step up from Sam Long in the Scottish Championship. He warburton solihullhas played 45 minutes so far, coming on at halftime of their game against Morton with the scores 0-0 – they lost 3-1. He sat out this weekend’s 1-0 victory against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, named as an unused sub.
Jay Benn Solihull Moors
39' | Jay Benn broke free down the wing and away from his man, his cross found it's way to Warburton's head and the rest is history 😍
— Solihull Moors FC (@SolihullMoors) August 12, 2023
Jay Benn got his first start for his new loan club this weekend, and what a start it was. He created a goal for Matty Warburton as they won 2-1 at Ebbsfleet to leave them seventh in the early table. It might have been his debut for the club, but it was an electric start, earning him praise from their supporters.
Hayden Cann Peterborough Sports
Another week, another Sports defender in the @Vanarama Team of the Week!
— Peterborough Sports (@PSLFC) August 14, 2023
Just five years ago, I watched Peterborough Sports play Lincoln United at Ashby Avenue. A couple of weeks later, Scunthorpe United played Blackburn Rovers at Glanford Park. This weekend, the two met in North Lincolnshire, and loanee Hayden Cann impressed, hugely. He was named in the National League North Team of the Week, coming on the back of a clean sheet against Scarborough Athletic the season before. it’s a solid start for Cann, who penned a new deal with the Imps recently.
Freddie Draper Walsall
25' – OH BABY DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE'S WORTH!
Draper does superbly well to nick the ball off the defender and he plays an inch perfect pass into the path of DJ who takes his time and cooly slots it home past Hinchcliffe!
🔴🔴 1-0 🎩 #Saddlers
— Walsall FC Official (@WFCOfficial) August 12, 2023
19-year-old Draper made his Walsall debut at the weekend, getting 60 minutes as they beat fancied Stockport County 2-1. He was in the thick of the action as well – he robbed a defender on 24 minutes and provided the cross from which Danny Johnson scored. He picked up a booking before coming off for Aramide Oteh, who later scored their second.
Charlie Kendall Dagenham & Redbridge
90+9’ | Charley nearly wins it at the death 😩
— Dagenham & Redbridge ⚔️ (@Dag_RedFC) August 5, 2023
Dagenham have had a tough start – drawing once and losing, but Kendall has played a part in both games. He almost scored in the dying embers of their opening game, a 1-1 draw with Altrincham, and he appeared this weekend as they lost 2-0 against Southend in front of just over 3,000 supporters.