There were no wins across last weekend for our players out on loan both in the UK and in Europe.
Starting in England, Sky Bet League One side AFC Wimbledon were beaten by Plymouth Argyle at Plough Lane. Brentford B’s Aaron Pressley started and played 83 minutes but was unable to help The Dons unlock the Devon side. The winner came from Ryan Hardie for The Pilgrims and it leaves Wimbledon seventh in the table and they will travel to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
In the same division, Burton Albion took on Crewe Alexandra away from home and fell to a 2-0 defeat. A Michael Bostwick own goal on 10 minutes was then added to by J’Neil Bennett three minutes from time to leave Burton 10th in League One. Ellery Balcombe remained an unused substitute on the day. Burton will aim to bounce back at home to Lincoln City on Saturday.
Staying in the Football League, Sky Bet League Two side Swindon Town drew 1-1 away from home with Northampton Town. Alex Gilbert played 74 minutes for Town in a game where they went ahead through Tyreece Simpson shortly before the hour mark. Fraser Horsfall then ensured that the home side claimed a point later in the match as Swindon now sit 10th in the table as they now look to a home match with Colchester United this weekend.
In Scotland there was another 90 minutes for Jaakko Oksanen at Greenock Morton but ultimately they were beaten 1-0 by Raith Rovers. The goal came just after the 30-minute mark through Dario Zanatta which leaves Morton eighth in the Scottish Championship.
Further afield there was a first start for Patrik Gunnarsson as he featured for Viking FK against top of the league side FK Bodø/Glimt. It was a 3-1 defeat for Pat and his teammates despite going ahead early through Veton Berisha on six minutes. The away side hit three goals on 67 mins, 76 mins and then in injury time to come back and claim the win. Next up for Pat and his side is a Norewegian Cup Third Round fixture with Rosenborg.
There was also defeat in Turkey for Halil Dervişoğlu at home to Alanyaspor. It was a game which was won just three minutes from time through Daniel Candeias. Halil played the first half for the Turkish side, who have now picked up eight points from their first five matches and sit ninth. Next up for them is Kayserispor on Wednesday evening.