Seven Arsenal loanees featured for their respective clubs on Saturday, including one league debutant and one goalscorer.
Konstantinos Mavropanos scored for VfB Stuttgart in their 3-1 win over 1899 Hoffenheim, their first league win since the opening day of the season.
Daniel Ballard also had a good day, playing 90 minutes and helping Millwall keep a clean sheet in a 1-0 win away to Barnsley.
Harry Clarke was on the losing side with Ross County in a 1-0 defeat to Dundee United, but he put in a strong individual performance, winning 10 of 14 individual duels and making plenty of clearances, interceptions, tackles, and blocks.
Jonathan Dinzeyi made his League Two debut, days after his EFL Trophy debut for Carlisle United. This was effectively his first appearance in senior football, given the EFL Trophy game was against the Everton u21s.
Unfortunately, this game didn’t go so well, as Dinzeyi’s team lost 2-0. But it’s good progress to see him getting involved at last.
Matt Smith came on as a late substitute in Doncaster Rovers’ win over MK Dons, coming on in the 68th minute before his team scored in the 79th to win 2-1.
Goalkeeper Tom Smith started for Welling United against Oxford City, but didn’t have a great day as his side lost 3-0. Dejan Iliev was on the winning side with SKF Sered against FK Senica, but didn’t make any saves in their 2-1 victory.
Miguel Azeez wasn’t involved for Portsmouth. He had a scan on a groin issue earlier in the week, and whilst he has since returned to training, they obviously weren’t taking any risks. Jordi Osei-Tutu remains absent for Nottingham Forest through injury as well.
Nikolaj Moller made the squad for FC Viktoria Koln against SV Wehen Wiesbaden, but he didn’t come on in their 1-1 draw.
The same was true for Tyreece John-Jules, who remained on the bench throughout Blackpool’s win over Blackburn Rovers, and Runar Alex Runarsson, who was on the bench for Oud-Heverlee Leuven’s draw with K. Beerschot V.A.