Allan Rodrigues de Souza, Hertha Berlin
Allan De Souza dropped back down to the Hertha bench this weekend, with his side hosting RB Leipzig. The Brazilian would come on after 64 minutes, but Hertha fell by a 4-1 scoreline. The Berlin club have now lost six of their last eight games, although they face bottom side Darmstadt next weekend.
Taiwo Awoniyi, NEC Nijmegen
Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi scored the biggest goal of his professional career so far on Sunday, netting an 88th minute winner to help NEC Nijmegen beat AZ Alkmaar 2-1. The 19-year-old had only been on the pitch five minutes, having come on after 83 minutes. The goal is Awoniyi’s second of the season, after his disputed tally in October.
Cameron Brannagan, Fleetwood Town
Fleetwood Town opened the League One promotion playoff semifinal on Thursday night, losing 1-0 at Bradford City. Cameron Brannagan spent the game on the bench. On Sunday, Fleetwood missed out on the chance to play the Wembley final, after only managing a 0-0 draw. Cameron Brannagan came on after 71 minutes in his final appearance for Fleetwood.
Pedro Chirivella, Go Ahead Eagles
Pedro Chirivella’s Go Ahead Eagles were officially relegated this week, after a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Ajax. Chirivella made his 16th consecutive start for the Dutch side, again playing the full 90 minutes. His final Go Ahead game will come next weekend, when the Eagles host Sparta Rotterdam.
Jack Dunn, Tranmere Rovers
Tranmere Rovers had a great week, qualifying for the National League playoff final after brushing aside Aldershot Town. Jack Dunn came on as a 95th minute substitute in the 3-0 away victory on Wednesday, before spending Saturday’s 2-2 draw on the bench.
Jon Flanagan, Burnley
Jon Flanagan spent the duration of Burnley’s 2-2 home draw with West Bromwich Albion on the bench.
Ryan Kent, Barnsley
Ryan Kent’s breakthrough season-long loan spell at Barnsley came to an end this week, after the winger was subbed off 74 minutes into his side’s 3-0 defeat at champions Newcastle United. It marks a disappointing end to the season for Barnsley, who finish in 14th, although Kent will take plenty of encouragement into next season after 38 starts and three goals in England’s second tier.
Brooks Lennon, Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake continued their disappointing start to the season on Saturday, falling 3-0 at home to FC Dallas. Brooks Lennon started and played the full 90 minutes for the eighth straight game, but despite a couple of looks at goal, could not make a scoring impact for RSL. Next up for RSL is a trip to face the New England Revolution next Saturday, although Lennon will not be involved, as he is now off to South Korea to compete for the USA in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Lazar Markovic, Hull City
Hull City suffered a devastating blow to their hopes of staying in the Premier League this weekend, after falling 2-0 at home to the already relegated Sunderland. Lazar Markovic started, but was removed after 65 minutes after a quiet performance. A Swansea win over Everton means Hull now slip into 18th, and are currently bound for the Championship.
Mamadou Sakho, Crystal Palace
Mamadou Sakho continued his absence with injury, although Crystal Palace certainly could have used him, as they were smashed 5-0 by Manchester City.
Danny Ward, Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield and Danny Ward suffered a disappointed end to the Championship’s regular season on Sunday, after a 3-0 home defeat to Cardiff City. The defeat sees the Terriers slip to fifth in the table, meaning they will face Sheffield Wednesday in the promotion playoffs. Danny Ward was sent off after 20 minutes for handling the ball outside the box, the first red card of his professional career, although it is believed he will only miss one game through suspension.
Huddersfield head into the playoffs in poor form, having lost three of their last four games.
Andre Wisdom, Red Bull Salzburg
Red Bull Salzburg saw an 18-game run without defeat come to an end this weekend, as they lost for the first time since November, 2-1 at Mattersburg. Andre Wisdom again played the full 90 minutes. Despite the defeat, Salzburg have all but wrapped up the Austrian Bundesliga title, as they are 12 points clear, with just four games to play.
Written by Jake Ware