Five Arsenal loanees featured for their respective clubs on Saturday, with assists, clean sheets and some strong performances between them.
Doncaster Rovers 4-1 Bristol Rovers
Tyreece John-Jules put in an impressive performance up front without getting on the scoresheet against Bristol Rovers.
The highlight was his assist, laying it on a plate for Jon Taylor to score a tap-in. But he was also involved in the third goal, with a smart backheel getting his team into the box in the first place. He completed the full 90 and created a couple of chances.
You can see the assist at 1:23 in the below video:
Swindon Town 4-2 Burton Albion
Matt Smith also provided an assist, in a 4-2 win for Swindon Town. The midfielder made a smart tackle pressing high up the pitch, before holding off a challenge and playing a clever reverse pass for Jonny Smith to score.
He completed 90 minutes and made four interceptions, leading the team in that stat once again. In fact, he leads the league in interceptions so far this season, with 12.
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Gillingham 2-0 Blackpool
On the defensive end, Zech Medley helped Gillingham keep a clean sheet against Blackpool in a 2-0 win. He made five clearances and one interception, as well as winning two of his three aerials duels and completing the full 90 minutes.
Gillingham fans were full of praise afterwards, with one writing it was his “best game in a Gills shirt” and another saying “best game he’s played for us so far, looked solid at the back with Tucker”.
Trae Coyle made the squad for the match, but didn’t come off the bench.
Cardiff City 1-2 Reading
Jordi Osei-Tutu was on the losing side against Reading in a 2-1 defeat, but he can take comfort in his individual performance.
The right-back won seven of his nine individual duels, as well as making four tackles and two interceptions. He also had a couple of positive moments going forward in a poor attacking performance for his side overall.
Barnsley 0-0 Coventry
Ben Sheaf made his first league start and his fourth appearance for Coventry in a 0-0 draw. He showed glimpses of what he can bring to the side but also made a few mistakes and ended up coming off after 69 minutes. It’s still early days for him.
Ipswich Town 2-0 Rochdale
Having only joined the club earlier this week, Mark McGuinness clearly wasn’t quite ready to feature for Ipswich on this occasion, so he didn’t make the squad.