It’s been a mixed few days for Palace’s loan Eagles, with only two of our players tasting victory at their temporary clubs.
Saturday started well for Jonny Williams, who was handed his first start in an Ipswich Town shirt for their home clash with fellow Championship play-off hopefuls Wigan Athletic – and the Welsh international repaid the faith shown in him by Mick McCarthy by turning in a man of the match performance.
However, the 20-year-old’s exploits could not prevent the Tractor Boys going down to a 3-1 defeat against the Latics, which left them six points adrift of the top six.
Fellow midfielder Owen Garvan saw his Millwall side slip into the Championship’s bottom three last night after other results went against them.
Irish midfielder Garvan played the full game as the Lions drew 0-0 with relegation rivals on Charlton Athletic on Saturday – but the Addicks’ victory over Bournemouth on Tuesday evening saw them leapfrog Millwall and climb out of the bottom three.
Full back Jack Hunt played all 90 minutes for Barnsley on Saturday as they went down 3-0 to Watford at Vicarage Road – a game that fellow Palace loanee Peter Ramage sat out through injury.
That was the Tykes’ second consecutive 3-0 loss, having gone down to league leaders Leicester City by the same scoreline the previous Tuesday.
Those back-to-back defeats have left the Tykes propping up the Championship table, three points behind Millwall – although they do have a game in hand.
Into League One, Hiram Boateng and Sullay Kaikai were unused substitutes as Crawley Town upset the odds to beat league leaders Wolves 2-1 at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.
The victory took the Red Devils into the top half of the division, 12 points off the play-off places with three games in hand.
Over in Germany, Eagles midfielder Jose Campana was introduced with 22 minutes remaining of Nuremburg’s relegation six-pointer against Hamburg.
The scores will still locked at 0-0 when the young Spaniard entered the fray, but his side eventually came out on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline to leave them just two points above the Bundesliga relegation places.
Meanwhile Quade Taylor, who joined Skrill Premier outfit Welling United on Tuesday, went straight into their side that evening for the game against Cambridge United.
Taylor played all 90 minutes as part of the backline, but could not prevent his team going down 2-1 against the promotion-chasing Us.
Midfielder Conor Dymond experienced a similar whirlwind yesterday, joining Barnet on loan and going straight into their starting line-up away at Macclesfield Town.
Dymond played 64 minutes and picked up a booking in a lively display, but saw his new teammates lose 2-0 at Moss Rose.
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