Loan report: Jan 31st


This week saw eight loanees playing ten matches.

Mario Balotelli – AC Milan

The Italian striker played one game this week.

Mario played 71 mins and scored a penalty in their 1-0 win over Alessandria on Wednesday in the Coppa Italia semi finals. He missed two good chances, but dropped down to help the defence at times and created a very good chance for Keisuke Honda.

Marko Grujic – Red Star Belgrade

The Serbian midfielder played 68 mins and scored for Red Star in their 10-2 win over Slovenian side Zarja.He opened the scoring with a header following a corner just 6 mins into the game. He also had three attempts from distance and one of those, from 30 yards hit the crossbar.

Taiwo Awoniyi – FSV Frankfurt

The Nigerian u23 striker played twice this week.

On Tuesday, he came off the bench at 53′ and assisted for the German club in their 3-1 win over Berliner Athelitik. But he missed an easy one on one chance which could have been his first goal of his loan spell.

On Saturday,he played 19 mins for FSV in heir 2-2 draw against Bundesliga side Borussia M’Gladbach. He had an attempt saved at the end by keeper Christopher Heimeroth.

Lazar Markovic – Fenerbahce

The Turkish side played twice this week.

Markovic remained on the bench for their 0-0 draw with Antalyaspor on Wednesday.

On Saturday, he came off the bench at 67′ for Fenerbahce in their 1-0 win over Kayserispor. Markovic had a brilliant attempt saved in the extra time.

Samed Yesil – FC Luzern

The Swiss side played twice this week.

On Wednesday, Yesil came off the bench at 62′ in their 1-0 loss to Wohlen. He had an attempt saved though the offside flag was raised already.


He was absent from the matchday squad in their 2-0 win over FC Aarau.

Ryan Fulton – Portsmouth

The Scottish u21 goalkeeper played the whole game in their 2-1 loss to Bournemouth. He made a brilliant finger tip save to deny Iturbe in the first half. Pompey’s then conceded two goals in 10 mins as they bowed out of the FA Cup.For the second goal, Fulton made a great save to deny Grabban, but Pugh was able to bundle home the loose ball.

Allan Rodrigues – Sint Truidense

Allan Rodrigues made his full home debut this week against Anderlecht. He played as CAM in a 4-2-3-1 system. He looked very solid on the ball but didn’t create any danger apart from his freekick at the end of the game.


Lawrence Vigouroux – Swindon Town

The Chilean shoot stopper played the whole game for the League 1 side in their 0-1 loss to Barnsley.He made three brilliant save before Sam Winnal scored the winner for the Tykes.

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