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Loan Round-Up: Ramage On Target For Tykes

7 October 2014

Peter Ramage enjoyed the perfect start to his second spell at Barnsley by scoring the winning goal in their 1-0 victory at Rochdale on Saturday.

Having spent the whole of last season on loan at Oakwell, the Eagles defender took just 10 minutes to reintroduce himself after signing for the Tykes on Thursday by heading in a corner that ultimately clinched their first win since August.

That was also Ramage's first goal since he found the net for Palace in their 4-1 win against Middlesbrough in March 2013 during the club's successful Championship promotion campaign.

However his fellow defensive partner Paddy McCarthy didn't enjoy a similar start to life at Sheffield United after his one-month loan deal began with a 3-2 reverse at Chesterfield.

The centre-back played the full 90 minutes as the Blades rallied from being three goals down with 15 minutes to play but couldn't complete the comeback, and now McCarthy's temporary side sit in 11th position in the League One table but just two points outside the play-off spots.

That's one place below Fleetwood Town who picked up a 1-0 victory against Port Vale thanks to a Stephen Dobbie penalty 10 minutes from time. The Scot's successful conversion from 12 yards was his third goal in nine games for the Fishermen since signing on a season-long loan deal from Palace in the summer.

In the Championship, Jonny Williams made his second appearance for Ipswich Town this season in their 2-2 draw with league leaders Nottingham Forest, for whom Jack Hunt missed the game with an ankle injury.

The Welsh midfielder played an hour of the encounter at the City Ground, but was unable to match his goalscoring debut from earlier in the week at Sheffield Wednesday as a late Michail Antonio goal snatched a point for Forest, although the Tractor Boys remain unbeaten in their last seven outings.

Meanwhile Glenn Murray's Reading's slump continues as they lost 3-1 to Brentford. The striker played the full game but couldn't add to his three goals for the Royals as they search to end a poor run of form which has seen them fail to win any of their last four games.

That's nothing compared to Bolton Wanderers' form though who have won just one of their 11 league games to date, which saw former Eagles boss Dougie Freedman leave the club before their game against Bournemouth. Owen Garvan was dropped from the squad by caretaker bosses Andy Hughes and Lee Turner who oversaw a 2-1 home loss.

Having extended his loan deal at Southend for another couple of months, Jerome Binnom-Williams saw his Southend side miss out on the opportunity to move into the League Two automatic promotion spots after losing 1-0 at home to Morecambe, whereas Alex Wynter's Portsmouth could only a manage a goalless draw against York City, their third draw in a row leaving them in ninth.

Also in the division Kwesi Appiah played the full game as Cambridge United ended a three-game losing run at the expense of Burton Albion on Friday night, and in the Conference South David Gregory missed Bishop Stortford's 2-1 defeat to Hayes and Yeading through illness, which leaves them sitting in 17th position.

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