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Loan Round-Up: Williams Back At Palace

24 November 2014


Jonny Williams has been called back to Crystal Palace for rehab on a groin injury picked up playing for Ipswich Town on loan.

The Welsh international had featured five times for the Tractor Boys where he enjoyed a similar temporary stint last season, before coming off with a problem against Watford a fortnight ago just before the international break.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy has revealed the 21-year-old is being checked over by the Palace medical staff whilst he recovers from the problem,but is unsure whether he will return to Suffolk before his loan deal expires at the end of December, saying: "It might be four weeks to get him back training, which will probably take him to the end of his loan. I think Palace want to have a look at him themselves.”

Elsewhere in the Championship, Reading's indifferent campaign continued as they lost 2-1 to Cardiff City on Friday night, with Glenn Murray featuring for the whole game. The Palace striker's current club have won just two of their last 10 matches and languish in 15th position in the table, nine points off the top six.

Meanwhile Jack Hunt was an unused substitute as Nottingham Forest picked up their second straight victory in emphatic style as they beat Wolves 3-0 at Molineux on Saturday, having tasted success for the first time in 10 matches against Norwich City in their previous game. Owen Garvan once again missed out on Bolton Wanderers' 1-1 draw with Blackpool.

In League One Lewis Price made his Crawley Town debut in an entertaining 2-2 draw against Scunthorpe United. The shot-stopper saw his side concede twice to look down and out of the contest, but a pair of goals within four second half minutes clinched the Red Devils' fourth successive draw to keep them 17th in the table.

Paddy McCarthy returned to the Sheffield United side as they drew 1-1 with Oldham Athletic to remain in the play-off places. The Eagles defender had been sent off in their 1-0 win away to Doncaster Rovers and sat out their FA Cup game against Crewe Alexandra last week but played all 90 minutes of their home draw against the Latics, a result that leaves the Blades in fifth spot.

Having scored in their previous game against Colchester United, Peter Ramage saw his Barnsley side slip to a 2-1 defeat to Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium in what was the ninth game of his loan spell in Yorkshire, and Stephen Dobbie couldn't prevent Fleetwood Town from losing 1-0 at home to Walsall despite playing the whole game. Ryan Inniss sat out Yeovil Town's 2-1 victory over Notts County having extended his loan deal by a further month earlier in the week.

Dropping down to League Two, Jerome Binnom-Williams' Southend United continued their promotion push with a 2-1 away win at Tranmere Rovers. The left-back came on for the final 10 minutes of the encounter to help see out the victory, which leaves them fifth in the table, three points off an automatic promotion place.

Also in that division, Kwesi Appiah's Cambridge United fell to a 2-1 defeat at Accrington Stanley as they continue to bob around mid-table, and Alex Wynter was an unused substitute in Portsmouth's 3-0 win against Morecambe.

In non-league Michael Chambers celebrated signing another monthly deal with Welling United by helping them to a 2-1 win against Halifax, a result that saw them climb out of the Conference relegation zone, and David Gregory was beaten twice as Bishop's Stortford lost 2-1 to Staines Town.

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