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Loan Round-Up: Unbeaten weekend eases Emmanuel Onariase's relegation fears

18 April 2017

Catch up with the latest from our players out on loan

An unbeaten Easter Weekend for Emmanuel Onariase and Cheltenham Town looks to have all-but secured their place in the EFL for the 2017/18 season. The Robins followed up Friday’s goalless draw away at Crawley Town with a 2-1 win over Grimsby Town at the LCI Rail Stadium on Monday. Will Boyle and Harry Pell netted in the space of five minutes before the break for Gary Johnson’s side but they were pegged back with 20 minutes to play when James Berrett netted. However, they held on to move five points clear of the drop-zone with three games to play. Manny played the full 90 minutes in both games, meaning he still hasn’t missed a minute since heading to the West Country in January. Friday’s shutout was the seventh The Robins have kept since Manny joined with a trip to Play-Off chasing Blackpool next up on Saturday.

In Germany, Andy Gogia made his first start since January as Dynamo Dresden were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday. Christian Gartner gave the visitors a first-half lead with a close range effort but Stefan Kutschke levelled, with the help of a goalkeeping error, with 14 minutes to play. Andy lasted just over an hour on his return as Dynamo remain fifth, eight points off the Play-Off place with five games to play.

Also making a return from injury over the Easter Weekend was Jan Holldack who returned to the SV Wuppertaler side for their defeat at home to SG Wattenscheid 09. Berkant Canbulut gave the visitors the lead on the stroke of half-time with a snap shot from inside the area. Jan was then involved as SVW equalised 11 minutes after the break, his precise ball out to Gaetano Manno allowed the winger to cross for Andreas Ivan to stroke home. Parity lasted just seven minutes however, as Daniel Keita-Ruel charged down Sebastian Wickl’s goal-kick, the ball rebounding into an empty net. A fourth straight defeat means SVW slip to 11th place ahead of Sunday’s trip to high-flying Rot-Weiß Oberhausen.


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