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Stoke's loan report

Stoke's loan report

Stoke have several players out on loan to clubs dotted over the country in search of vital first team experience, and in this feature we`ll keep tabs on how they`re doing.

The loan stars had a mixed night in this week`s midweek fixtures. (6th March 2012)

We`ll start our round-up in the Npower Championship where Danny Higginbotham and Michael Tonge are plying their trade.

Neither of the duo featured for their team as Higginbotham, who is on loan at Nottingham Forest, is currently out injured with a hamstring injury, and had to watch the Red`s lose 2-1 to Doncaster Rovers from the stands, whilst Michael Tonge was an unused substitute for Barnsley as they went down 2-0 to high flyers Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

In to Npower League one now, where it was a successful night for duo Florent Cuvelier and Ryan Brunt.

19 year old Cuvelier, who is on loan at Walsall, played the full 90 minutes as Walsall pulled their selves out of the relegation zone with a phenomenal 3-2 victory over automatic promotion contenders Sheffield United.

'Flo` has also been nominated for the Npower League one player of the month award after an impressive month with his borrowed club.

The Belgian under-19 international has scored 2 goals in his 6 appearances for the Saddlers, and has recently extended his stay at the Bescot until the end of the season.

Ryan Brunt, 18, on loan at Tranmere Rovers, also played the full 90 minutes in which was Ronnie Moore`s first match back at the helm of Prenton Park following the sacking of Les Parry.

Tranmere grabbed a dramatic 90th minute equaliser over play-off contenders Notts County, which leaves the Wirral outfit one point clear of the relegation zone with a game in hand.

It was more of a disappointing night for the duo in the Npower League Two. Neither Andrew Davies, on loan at Bradford, or Matthew Lund at Bristol Rovers could help their sides to victory.

Andrew Davies` Bradford suffered heartache as Accrington Stanley equalised in the last minute leaving the tie at the Coral Windows Stadium 1-1. The draw leaves Bradford still without a victory in front of their home fans in 2012 and five points away from the relegation zone.

Finally, Matthew Lund, 21, played an hour for Bristol Rovers as they lost 3-2 to the bottom side Northampton Town. The result saw Northampton move off the bottom of the league and leave Rovers in mid table obscurity.

Lund has extended his initial one month loan deal at the Memorial Stadium until the end of April.



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Writer:Lloyd Reddin
Date:Wednesday March 7 2012
Time: 12:40PM

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