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LOAN REPORT: JENNINGS' CHELTENHAM TOP FOR CHRISTMAS

21 December 2015

A round-up of the action from Latics' players out on loan.

  • Jennings and Cheltenham remain top of the National League.
  • Mckay scores as Dundee United remain bottom of the Scottish Premiership.
  • Taylor injured in midweek for Reading, Holt on as substitute for Wolves on Sunday.

This week's loan report begins with a narrow victory for Ryan Jennings and Cheltenham Town, as the Robins maintained their lead at the top of the National League.  Only four Latics players featured over the past seven days, with Emyr Huws out injured for Huddersfield Town, Sam Cosgrove an unused substitute for Chorley FC, and Danny O'Brien and Wrexham's match on Friday called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Braintree Town.

CHELTENHAM TOWN 1 ALTRINCHAM 0 - RYAN JENNINGS

64: Jennings almost doubles the lead with a volley from 25 yards- fires inches wide of the post! Cheltenham on top and lead 1-0 #ctfclive

— Cheltenham Town FC (@CTFCofficial) December 19, 2015

Ryan Jennings featured for 85 minutes in Cheltenham Town's 1-0 victory over Altrincham on Saturday afternoon, with the Robins still four points clear at the top of the Vanarama National League thanks to a 58th minute penalty from Danny Wright.

Jennings went close to doubling Cheltenham's lead just six minutes after the goal, but saw his volley from 25 yards whistle past the post.

The 20-year-old has now featured five times during his loan spell.

INVERNESS CT 2 DUNDEE UNITED 2 - BILLY MCKAY

It's been a tough season for Dundee United so far and it continued on Saturday with a 2-2 draw away at Inverness CT. Despite looking like Billy Mckay's eighth goal of the season had sealed a crucial victory for United with nine minutes to play, Inverness equalised for a second time in the match on the stroke of full time through Lewis Horner.

United remain bottom of the Scottish Premiership on 10 points, 11 points from safety following the defeat on Mckay's return to his former club.

NUNEATON 2 CHORLEY 2 - SAM COSGROVE

FT - Nuneaton Town 2-2 Chorley. Goals from Teague and Stephenson were cancelled out by a brace from Williams

— ChorleyFC (@chorleyfc) December 19, 2015

Striker Sam Cosgrove was an unused substitute for Chorley who earned a big point away from home with a 2-2 draw at National League North leaders Nuneaton on Saturday.

The points keeps Chorley 13th in the league.

BRENTFORD 4 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 2 - EMYR HUWS

Midfielder Emyr Huws has been absent from Huddersfield Town's last two matches due to injury, with the Terriers losing 4-2 against Brentford on Saturday afternoon, following on from a crucial 2-0 victory over Rotherham United last Tuesday.

The mixed results for David Wagner's side leave them 19th in the table, just three points above the drop zone.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 1 - GRANT HOLT

63' Sub for Wolves: Grant Holt replaces Nathan Byrne.

— Wolves (@OfficialWolves) December 20, 2015

Grant Holt came on as a 63rd minute substitute for Wolves as they fell to a 4-1 defeat away to Sheffield Wednesday.

The loss leaves the Molineux outfit 17th in the Sky Bet Championship, following on from a 3-2 defeat at home to Leeds United last Thursday, in which Holt was an unused substitute.

READING 1 BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - ANDREW TAYLOR

Following an injury picked up during their 2-1 defeat away to Hull City on Wednesday evening, Andrew Taylor wasn't available for selection for Brian McDermott's return to Reading.

The Royals picked up a crucial 1-0 victory at home to Blackburn Rovers courtesy of an early Danny Williams goal on Sunday afternoon, sending them into 11th place in the Championship, just four points from the play offs.

BRAINTREE TOWN V WREXHAM - POSTPONED - DANNY O'BRIEN

Just been informed that tonight's game is OFF! Waterlogged pitch...

— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) December 18, 2015

Wrexham's momentum in their progress towards the play offs of the National League was slowed on Friday night, when their fixture at Braintree Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Danny O'Brien's side dropped one position to eighth in the table, three points behind fifth placed Dover, but with three games in hand.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday 26 December - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading (Sky Bet Championship) / Huddersfield Town v Preston North End (Sky Bet Championship) / Dundee United v Motherwell (Scottish Premiership) / Kidderminster Harriers v Cheltenham Town (Vanarama National League) / Wrexham v Southport (Vanarama National League) / Chorley v AFC Fylde (Vanarama National League North)




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