Manchester United’s loan stars again represented their respective teams on Tuesday evening in their bids to better their league positions in their quests for promotion. Four players represented their sides, here is how I feel they fared:
Michael Keane – Blackburn Rovers
Michael Keane played the full 90 minutes in the 3-3 draw at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. The United defender put in a good performance, which will get him noticed by manager David Moyes with an eye on the first team next season. This was a match that Blackburn needed to win if they were to have a chance of getting into a play off position this season. They currently lie seven points adrift of sixth placed Reading with seven matches remaining.
Next Match: Ipswich Town – Sky Bet Championship – Saturday 5th April 2014, KO 15:00
Jesse Lingard – Brighton & Hove Albion
Jesse Lingard played the full 90 minutes in the 3-3 draw away to Blackburn Rovers. Lingard had a good game setting up David Rodriguez’s 17th minute goal. Blackburn scored twice before half time putting them into the lead. An equaliser from Gordon Greer with eleven minutes remaining but Brighton back into the match. A late penalty meant that the home side took the lead, but Lingard once again showed his class by assisting in a late equaliser which Dale Stephens scored.
Next Match: Barnsley – Sky Bet Championship – Saturday 5th April 2014, KO 15:00
Davide Petrucci – Charlton Athletic
Davide Petrucci was a substitute in the 1-0 victory over Leeds United replacing goal scorer Reza Ghoochannejhad on the 85th minute of the match. The Italian midfielder was not given enough time to get into the match, and with all three points secured, he was brought on to give fresh legs for the remainder of the match. Charlton have risen out of the relegation zone and currently have two matches in hand over Birmingham City who are two points clear.
Next Match: Reading – Sky Bet Championship – Saturday 5th April 2014, KO 15:00
Nick Powell – Wigan Athletic
Nick Powell started for Wigan Athletic in their 2-2 draw with league leaders Leicester City. Powell has been injured and will now be match fit for the vital part of the season. Now that the Latics are four points clear of sixth placed Reading and five points adrift of fourth places Derby County, the chances of them obtaining a play off place at the end of the season is pretty high. Powell is the clubs top scorer and is vital for that push. He was replaced on the 66th minute by Marc-Antoine Fortune.
Next Match: Leeds United – Sky Bet Championship – Saturday 5th April 2014, KO 12:15
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By Ryan Beecham
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