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Loan Round-Up: Debut Goals For Duo

6 February 2017

In their first games for their temporary clubs, Jordon Mutch and Noor Husin both got on the scoresheet at the weekend as they made an instant impact on loan.

Mutch marked his Reading debut with a goal as the Royals drew 2-2 at Ipswich Town in the Championship, with the Palace midfielder cancelling out Tom Lawrence's first half opener when he stroked the ball into the bottom corner after finding space inside the box.

The Royals though would have to settle for a point, which leaves Jaap Stam's men third in the table as they chase leaders Newcastle United and Brighton, however Mutch would have been happy to complete the full 90 minutes.

Post-match, he said: “Obviously I’m delighted with the goal – but I’m coming off the pitch thinking we should have won the game so we’re a bit disappointed, but it’s a good point.

“I’m really excited – it’s the way I want to play football.  It’s the same thought process that I want to play in the game.  So I’m really excited to play my football here and bring something to the team."

Husin meanwhile marked his professional debut with a goal as he sealed a 2-0 win for Accrington Stanley against Notts County, with a simple tap-in 10 minutes from time.

With both teams hovering above the League Two trapdoor before the game, a win was crucial for Stanley and they got it thanks to the Eagles loanee who had come on as a 67th minute sub to help them move four points above the bottom two.

After the game, he said: “It will definitely help me settle in, it’s the best feeling scoring a goal and it will do me the world of good. Hopefully I can build on that and get a few more before the end of the season.

“The lads have all congratulated me, it’s my first league game and my first league goal. I took a gamble and it paid off and I am over the moon.  It was a difficult one because the ball was bouncing so I just had to keep my eye on it and put it in the net and it was amazing feeling."

Another Palace man also found the net on Saturday as Freddie Ladapo scored what proved to be the winner as Shrewsbury Town picked up a 2-1 win at home to Bury.

The striker pounced 13 minutes from time to tuck home a rebound and score his third goal for the Shrews since signing last month, and edge them further away from the League One relegation zone.

Meanwhile Luke Croll came on in the 77th minute as Exeter City continued to fly up the League Two table by stretching their unbeaten run to 12 matches by thumping Crewe Alexandra 4-0, leving them four points behind the automatic promotion spot, having been fearing relegation just a couple of months ago.

For Croll though it was a welcome return to action having been out since November after complications following a concussion.

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