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Loan Round-Up: Positive debuts for Dom and Ellery

The latest details on our loan players

11 January 2021

Dom Thompson and Ellery Balcombe both got off to perfect starts in their loan spells at the weekend.

Dom, who joined Swindon Town recently, made his debut for the club and collected a hat-trick of assists as the side beat Ipswich Town 3-2 in Sky Bet League One. Diallang Jaiyesimi netted twice for Town and Scott Twine scored a stunning effort to help make the difference as they picked up an important three points.

It was an excellent debut for Ellery Balcombe as well as he kept a clean sheet for Doncaster Rovers on their travels at Blackburn in the Emirates FA Cup. Taylor Richards got the all-important goal and Ellery made a fantastic double save to ensure the side kept a clean sheet and progressed in the competition.

There was also Cup game time for Arthur Read as his Stevenage side welcomed Swansea City to the Lamex Stadium. Wayne Routledge scored early for the Welsh side before Viktor Gyokeres netted the second on 50 minutes. Arthur played the full 90 minutes and the side will turn their attentions back to the league at home to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Saïd Benrahma could be in action this evening as West Ham United take on Stockport County in the FA Cup.

Jaakko Oksanen, whose AFC Wimbledon side were without a game at the weekend, could be in action on Tuesday evening in the EFL Trophy on the road against Bristol Rovers. After making his comeback from injury recently, Jaakko will be looking to earn more minutes for the League One side.

There will be friendlies coming up for Joel Valencia (Legia Warsaw) and Patrik Gunnarsson (Silkeborg) as both clubs begin their returns to action soon following winter breaks.

In Turkey, Kasımpaşa S.K. will be looking for their first win since 15 December tonight away at Alanyaspor and the side are currently 16th in the Turkish Süper Lig. Julian Jeanvier is still missing through injury for the side.


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