Another goal for Taiwo Awoniyi but it’s the Welshman Danny Ward who has made the headlines this week.
Allan Rodrigues de Souza, Hertha Berlin
Allan Souza was named in the starting XI for Hertha’s final game of the year, but his season finished in disappointing fashion, with the midfielder removed at half time in a 6- 2 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. Allan ends the season with 15 Bundesliga appearances, including eight starts.
Reports have suggested Allan will rejoin Hertha if the German club can guarantee Europa League football for 2017-18. Having finished in sixth, Hertha will advance directly to the group stage, provided 11th -placed Eintracht Frankfurt do not win the DFB Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Taiwo Awoniyi, NEC Nijmegen
NEC Nijmegen began their quest to stay in the Eredivisie with victories over second division side Emmen in a two-game playoff this week. Taiwo Awoniyi also continued his fine personal form. He was named on the bench for Thursday night’s 3-1 victory, but after being introduced on the hour mark, the Nigerian striker scored for the third consecutive game, a fine curling effort from outside the box.
Despite goals in three ssuccessive matches, Awoniyi then spent Sunday’s 1-0 win over Emmen on the bench. NEC now face NAC Breda in a two-game playoff on Thursday and Saturday, with the winner earning a place in next season’s Eredivisie.
Jon Flanagan, Burnley
Burnley’s season came to a disappointing end on Sunday, with a 2-1 home defeat to West Ham. Jon Flanagan spent the game on the bench. The full-back returns to Liverpool after just six Premier League appearances for the Clarets.
Brooks Lennon, Real Salt Lake
Brooks Lennon and his USA side kicked off their U20 World Cup campaign against Ecuador on Monday night, drawing 3-3 after a 94th minute equalizer from Fulham youngster Luca de la Torre. Lennon started, played the full 90 minutes, and notched up an assist on the second goal. The USA next face Senegal on Thursday.
Mamadou Sakho, Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace closed out their season with a 2-0 defeat at Manchester United. Mamadou Sakho did not recover from a knee injury in time to feature, and now returns to an uncertain future at Liverpool.
Danny Ward, Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield advanced to the Championship playoff final this week, after earning a penalty shootout win at Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night. After returning from suspension, Danny Ward was one of the heroes for the Terriers, first stopping a point-blank effort in extra time, before making two penalty saves in the shootout to send David Wagner’s side through.
Ward’s last game of the season will also be the one in which he hopes to send Huddersfield to the Premier League. The Terriers face Reading at Wembley next Monday.
Andre Wisdom, Red Bull Salzburg
Andre Wisdom returned to the Salzburg first XI on Saturday, helping his side to a clean sheet and 2-0 win over Admira. Wisdom played the full 90 minutes.
Written by Jacob Ware