Allan Rodrigues de Souza, Hertha Berlin
Hertha Berlin took on Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, winning 2-0. Allan Souza was nowhere to be seen.
Taiwo Awoniyi, NEC Nijmegen
Taiwo Awoniyi returned to the NEC Nijmegen side, emerging as a half-time substitute during his team’s 1-0 home loss to midtable rivals Sparta Rotterdam. The Nigerian had a few looks at goal, but was unable to provide the cutting edge needed for his side. Next up for NEC is a home clash with Heracles next Sunday.
Cameron Brannagan, Fleetwood Town
Fleetwood Town secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Northampton Town on Saturday to maintain pressure on the League One leaders. After a pair of starts last week, Cam Brannagan dropped to the bench, before coming on after 81 minutes for a brief cameo appearance.
Pedro Chirivella, Go Ahead Eagles
Pedro Chirivella was once again named amongst the Go Ahead Eagles starting XI on Sunday, with his side hosting Vitesse Arnhem. Unfortunately Go Ahead fell by a 3-1 scoreline, with the only positive of the afternoon coming with Chirivella’s assist on Arsenal loanee Dan Crowley’s late consolation goal.
After seven games in the Eredivisie, Chirivella has one goal and two assists, whilst helping his team collect seven points.
Jack Dunn, Tranmere Rovers
Tranmere Rovers were back in action on Tuesday night, hosting Boreham Wood in National League play. Jack Dunn started, but would, unfortunately, be withdrawn after just 32 minutes after picking up an injury. On Thursday, Dunn was ruled out four to six weeks with a hamstring injury, an unfortunate blow to the forward after his strong start to life at Prenton Park. Tranmere beat Barrow 5-1 in the FA Trophy on Saturday.
Jon Flanagan, Burnley
Burnley drew 1-1 at Hull City on Saturday. Jon Flanagan was once again an unused substitute.
Ryan Fulton, Chesterfield
Ryan Fulton continued his absence from the Chesterfield squad for the Tuesday night clash at promotion contenders Millwall. The game finished 0-0 with new signing Thorsten Stuckmann keeping a clean sheet. Fulton was also left out on Saturday, as Chesterfield were hammered 4-0 at home by Oxford United.
Lloyd Jones, Swindon Town
Swindon Town earned a huge win on Saturday, beating relegation rivals Coventry City 3-1 away from home to win their first game since mid-January. Lloyd Jones started and defended well, before being subbed off on 74 minutes. The Robins clean sheet was only spoiled in injury time, after Jones had left the pitch. Swindon host Gillingham on Tuesday.
Ryan Kent, Barnsley
Two Liverpool loanees faced each other this week, with Ryan Kent’s Barnsley taking on Danny Ward’s Huddersfield. The game finished 1-1, with Barnsley netting a 75th minute equaliser. Kent started for Barnsley, and had a positive performance, including seeing a huge penalty shout turned down early on in the game. He was removed after 62 minutes.
Brooks Lennon, Real Salt Lake
The CONCACAF Under-20 Championship continued this week, and whilst Liverpool youngster Liam Millar’s Canada struggled, Brooks Lennon’s USA won both their games, 4-1 over Haiti and 4-1 over Saint Kitts and Nevis. Lennon himself was in great form, notching a hat-trick in the win against Haiti, before grabbing the opener in the latter game. The 19-year-old Lennon and his Team USA now face a big game against Mexico on Monday.
Lennon’s Real Salt Lake kick off the 2017 MLS season next weekend when they host Toronto FC.
Lazar Markovic, Hull City
Lazar Markovic missed out on Hull’s 1-1 draw with Burnley after picking up a minor knock in training.
Mamadou Sakho, Crystal Palace
Mamadou Sakho made his first Crystal Palace start this weekend, and provided an instant impact, as he helped his side to a clean sheet and a crucial 1-0 win over relegation rivals Middlesbrough. Sakho played the full 90 minutes alongside James Tomkins at centre back. Sakho now has 12 games left to impress and either earn himself another chance at Anfield or a permanent move elsewhere.
Danny Ward, Huddersfield Town
Arguably the star of the Liverpool loanees so far this season, Danny Ward returned to the Huddersfield first XI on Tuesday, making five excellent saves to help the Terriers to a 1-0 win over Reading. Boss David Wagner admitted after the game that “Danny Ward kept us in it”, with Ward collecting a thoroughly deserved clean sheet.
Ward had a quiet game on Saturday in Huddersfield’s 1-1 draw at Barnsley, facing just three shots and being beaten by a 75th-minute goal from Marley Watkins.
Andre Wisdom, Red Bull Salzburg
For the second week running, Andre Wisdom spent the duration of Red Bull Salzburg’s game on the bench, with his side beating Mattersburg 1-0 to secure a seventh straight Austrian Bundesliga win.
Written by Jake Ware