There were no victories to be had for our loanees over the weekend as the league seasons in England, Turkey, and Denmark got underway.
Julian Jeanvier made his Kasimpasa debut, playing the full 90 minutes, as they suffered a 1-0 opening day defeat at Kayserispor in the Turkish Super Lig. The only goal came early, Zoran Kvržić converting a left-wing cross after just two minutes. Kasimpasa had the ball in the net through Anıl Koç eight minutes after the restart but it was disallowed for a foul. Next Sunday Kasimpasa host another side who opened with defeat, Rizespor, at the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium.
In Sky Bet League One, Northampton Town and AFC Wimbledon shared four goals as Luka Racic and Jaakko Oksanen came up against each other. Luka started for The Cobblers while Jaakko, who was away on international duty with Finland’s Under-21s last week, remained an unused substitute. All four goals came in the opening half-hour. Ethan Chislett took 21 seconds to open the scoring for The Dons before Matty Warburton’s free-kick levelled things after 20 minutes. Nesta Guinness-Walker put The Dons back in front straight after only for Northampton to hit back again through Ricky Korboa.
Northampton have an EFL Cup trip to Bristol City coming up on Wednesday while AFC are next in action on Saturday at home to Plymouth Argyle in League One.
Like Jaakko, Patrik Gunnarsson also watched his new team from the bench this weekend after returning from international duty. The 19-year-old Iceland international goalkeeper joined Danish First Division side Viborg FF last week ahead of their Nordic Bet Liga game against recently relegated Hobro IK on Thursday. The game between two of the promotion favourites ended 1-1; VFF levelling late on through Sebastian Grønning after Mads Hvilsom had given Hobro an early second-half lead. Kolding IF are the visitors to the Viborg Stadion on Wednesday for VFF’s next league outing.
There were minutes for Arthur Read as he made his Stevenage debut away from home at Barrow having agreed a one-year loan deal at the Sky Bet League Two side. Barrow did go ahead through Dior Angus but Inih Effiong levelled from the penalty spot five minutes from time. Arthur was a second half substitute and played half an hour as the side took a point away from their trip north.