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Loan Round-Up: Potential game time over festive period for some of our players

Details on our players currently out on loan

24 December 2020

There could be action for some of our players on home soil over Christmas with fixtures set to go ahead in the Football League over the next few days.

Starting in SkyBet League One, AFC Wimbledon will travel to take on Oxford United on Boxing Day, and with Jaakko Oksanen continuing to progress following injury, he will be pushing to affect things in the coming weeks with The Dons. The side are currently 15th in the table and will be looking to avoid being dragged further down the league having not picked up a win in League One since early this month.

Jan Žambůrek wasn't involved for Shrewsbury in midweek as they picked up their third straight win with a 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers to take themselves up to 16th in the table through Aaron Pierre's goal in a 1-0 win. They will now prepare to travel to Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day.

Northampton Town and Luka Racic will be without a game until 29 December due to a Covid-19 outbreak at Ipswich Town. They recently dropped to 21st in the league table and will be looking to turn things around going into the new year.

In SkyBet League Two, Stevenage will return to action having had their last two games postponed following a number of positive Covid-19 cases around the squad. Arthur Read and his teammates will travel to a tough Cheltenham Town side and they currently sit in 23rd but have two games in hand on Barrow who are above them.

In the Premier League, Saïd Benrahma was a 66th minute substitute away at Chelsea on Monday as West Ham were beaten 3-0 away from home. The goals came from Thiago Silva and two from Tammy Abraham, and The Hammers will look to dust themselves down before taking on Brighton & Hove Albion at home on 27 December.

A break in fixtures in Europe mean that Joel Valencia's Legia Warsaw won't play competitively until the end of January, whilst Halil Dervişoğlu and his FC Twente team don't play until 9 January. Patrik Gunnarsson played his final match for Viborg FF, whilst Julian Jeanvier looks set to miss Kasımpaşa S.K's fixtures over the festive period due to injury as they take on the likes of İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. then face Fenerbahçe S.K.


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