There were no wins in the UK for our players who are currently out on loan over the weekend but two were able to get 90 minutes of game time under their belts.
Jaakko Oksanen played the full game for Greenock Morton in the Scottish Championship as they held Queen of the South to a goalless draw away from home. Both sides hit the woodwork during the match but neither were able to sneak in front as Greenock sit ninth in the league table. Next up for them is a home fixture against Partick Thistle on Tuesday evening.
There was also 90 minutes for Aaron Pressley as he led the line for AFC Wimbledon in their match with Wigan Athletic at Plough Lane. It was a 2-0 defeat for Aaron and his side and the first goal of the game came through a Paul Kalambayi own goal on 50 minutes. Athletic then took the game away from The Dons through James McClean just four minutes later. The Dons are 14th in League One and next up is a home fixture with Crystal Palace Under-21s in the Papa John’s Trophy.
In the same division Ellery Balcombe was an unused substitute as Burton Albion were beaten 3-1 at home by Oxford United. The U’s were on the front foot from the off as they went ahed just 40 seconds in through Matty Taylor. A Michael Bostwick own goal meant Albion were 2-0 behind at the break. Charlie Lakin gave Burton hope when he fired home from 10 yards with 10 minutes to play but James Henry ensured United would not be pegged back as he sealed the victory from the penalty spot six minutes from time. Next up for Burton is a trip to Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Swindon Town fell to a 3-1 home defeat to Bradford City. Alex Gilbert came on shortly after the hour to try to help the side back into the game. Caolan Lavery opened the scoring on 16 minutes for City before Levi Sutton made it 2-0 before half-time. Theo Robinson made it 3-0 on 75 minutes before a Jack Payne penalty three minutes later ensured Swindon would get on the scoresheet. Town are now sixth in the league table and will aim to bounce back against Oldham Athletic next Saturday.
Away from the UK, Patrik Gunnarsson was on the bench for Viking FK’s 5-1 home win over Lillestrøm SK. It was a game which the side dominated as Sebastian Sebulonsen made it 1-0 after just three minutes. The second goal came on 48 minutes when 20-year-old Harald Nilsen Tangen fired home before a second half hat-trick from Veton Berisha ensured the side would claim a thumping win. Viking FK are now fourth in the Eliteserien and they face Brann away from home on Thursday.
Halil Dervişoğlu could feature tonight in the huge clash between Galatasaray and Beşiktaş. The forward was recently unused in their UEFA Europa League fixture last week but has been getting a considerable amount of game time in the Turkish Super Lig.