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LOAN REPORT: BILLY MCKAY HELPS DUNDEE UNITED PROGRESS IN SCOTTISH CUP

8 February 2016

Billy Mckay the only Latics loan player to feature this weekend.

  • Loan report catches up with Latics' players out on loan.
  • Billy Mckay only one to feature as Dundee United claim cup win against Partick Thistle.
  • Taylor unused and Huws injured, as Lavercombe and Whitehead face postponement.

It was a quiet weekend for Latics' players out on loan, with only striker Billy Mckay involved in the action, as his Dundee United side sealed progression into the Scottish Cup quarter-finals with a narrow victory over Partick Thistle.

DUNDEE UNITED 1 PARTICK THISTLE 0 - BILLY MCKAY

1-0 | #DUFCPTFC | 87’ | GOAL!! Good play by Spittal then Fraser cuts inside and curls it into the far corner.

— DUFC LIVE UPDATES (@DUFCLive) February 6, 2016

It's been a tough season for Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership, but they delivered good news for their supporters at Tannadice on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup, ensuring a place in the quarter finals.

Leading goal scorer Billy Mckay featured for 89 minutes, with substitute Scott Fraser scoring the crucial goal just four minutes before Mckay's departure from the match.

United will switch their focus back to the league on Saturday when they travel to Hamilton, aiming to cut the gap of 11 points between themselves in 12th and Kilmarnock in 11th.

READING 0 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0 - ANDREW TAYLOR

Full back Andrew Taylor wasn't involved in Reading's squad for their 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Madejski Stadium, with former Latics' stopper Ali Al Habsi in fine form to ensure a clean sheet and a point.

Taylor was also an unused substitute for their 2-1 away defeat to Ipswich Town on Tuesday evening.  The Royals now sit 15th in the Sky Bet Championship, 11 clear of the relegation zone, but 14 behind the final play-off place.

PRESTON NORTH END 2 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - EMYR HUWS

DW: "@EmyrHuws1 is unavailable and will be out for the next three or four weeks. He has an ankle injury from Saturday" #htafc (DTS)

— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) February 4, 2016

Midfielder Emyr Huws suffered a set back at Huddersfield Town following an ankle injury which is reported to see him sidelined for three to four weeks.

After a fruitful end to 2015 and start to 2016, the Terriers have suffered four defeats in a row in all competitions, the most recent of which came on Saturday in a 2-1 loss away to Preston North End.

David Wagner's side now sit 17th in the Championship league table, just seven points clear of the relegation zone.

TORQUAY UNITED P MACCLESFIELD TOWN P - DAN LAVERCOMBE AND DANNY WHITEHEAD

Our FA Trophy 3rd round tie with @thesilkmen, which was postponed on Saturday, will now take place at The LWS this Tuesday, Feb 9 (7.45pm)

— Torquay United FC (@TUFC1899) February 7, 2016

It was set to be a clash of Latics' January signings on Saturday, but postponement put a stop to it, with Dan Lavercombe (Torquay United) and Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) left until Tuesday to face off in the FA Trophy.

The re-arranged fixture is set for a 7.45pm kick off on Tuesday 9 February.

NANTWICH TOWN P STOURBRIDGE P - SAM COSGROVE

Our game vs @StourbridgeFC is off.

— Nantwich Town FC (@TheDabbers) February 6, 2016

Nantwich Town will also have to wait until Tuesday evening to play out their FA Trophy clash with Stourbridge due to postponement on Saturday.

Sam Cosgrove was ineligible to play in the FA Trophy clash due being cup tied having played earlier in the competition for Chorley, and will be for the re-arranged fixture.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Tuesday 9 February - Nantwich Town v Stourbridge (FA Trophy) / Torquay United v Macclesfield Town (FA Trophy)
Saturday 13 February - Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town (Sky Bet Championship) / Reading v Burnley (Sky Bet Championship) / Hamilton Academical v Dundee United (Scottish Premiership) / Kidderminster Harriers v Macclesfield Town (National League) / Torquay United v Chester (National League) / Nantwich Town v Halesowen Town (Evo-Stik Premier League)

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