The Loan Lads by Paul Bickler

G’day Reds! We had a full slate of matches over the weekend and some additional midweek matches to go over!

Breaking news this morning is that 19 yr old Columbian defender, Anderson Arroyo has gone out on loan to Mlada Boleslav of the Czech Republic’s top flight football league. On to the rest of the lads!

Match ball winner: Sheyi Ojo



Sheyi Ojo

RM/RW (22 yrs)

Scotland 1. Rangers (2/12)

Thursday – Rangers 1 – 0 Feyenood (Europa League)

74 mins

Goal (24’)

Sunday – St. Johnstone 0 – 4 Rangers (League)

84 mins

Ojo scored a stunning left footed game winner from range as the Rangers edged out Feyenood to stay tied with Porto atop their Europa League table. He was named man of the match. On short rest he turned around, started and put in 84 minutes in a comprehensive league win over  St. Johnstone. Through all comps (13 matches), Ojo has been notched 5 goals, 4 assists. An argument could be made on the back of Woodburn & Wilson’s performances this week but Ojo came up big on a European night and continues to be an immense part of a good Rangers side.

Benjamin Woodburn

CAM (19 yrs)

England 3. League 1 – Oxford (12/23)

90 mins

2 assist (40, 48)

Woodburn and the rest of the Oxford side ran riot in an upset of Lincoln City. Woodburn had lovely assist in an 8 minute span on either side of the half before the route was on. He was at the center of everything good creating the most chances (5)  throughout his 90 minute run out.

Harry Wilson

ST (22 yrs)

England 1. Premiership – Bournemouth (9/20)

Saturday – Southampton 1 – 3 Bournemouth

63 mins

Goal (35)

Yellow Card (54)

Harry Wilson continues his scorching run of form netting the game winner on a nice pull back from Joshua King. Credit Wilson for some excellent position on the run forward, find some space in the box and nestling the ball into the far corner. Thats 3 goals, 4 assists, thus far on the campaign.


Marko Grujic

CM (23 yrs)

Germany 1. Bundesliga – Hertha Berlin (15/18)

Saturday – Hertha Berlin 2 – 1 Paderborn (League)

90 mins

Grujic started in his 6th consecutive match for Hertha. He failed to get on the scoreline, ending his 2 match scoring run but was at the heart of the action throughout and a true disruptor in the midfield. He was the most fouled player throughout the match and won the most duels (18) of any outfield player. He continues to impress.

Lloris Karius

GK (26 yrs)

Turkey 1. Super Lig – Besiktas

Thursday – Slovan Bratislava 4 – 2 Besiktas (Europa League)

90 mins (4 goals conceded)

Monday – Besiktas 1 – 1 Istanbul Basakehir (League)

Karius had another absolute ‘mare in Thursday nights Europa league contest. If you haven’t seen the goof gone viral, Karius comes out of his box, attempts to clear the long ball over the top, completely misjudges it, leaving the opposition clean in on goal. He bounced back with a strong outing on Sunday making a series of crucial stops in picking up the point on the draw. Karius is creating himself as an increasingly sympathetic character; a ghost of the former Bundesliga keeper of the year.

Ovie Ejaria

CM (21 yrs)

England 2. Championship – Reading (17/24)

Saturday – Reading 1 – 2 Blackburn (20/24)

90 mins

Ejaria played the full 90 in the loss to Blackburn. The loss drops Reading to 20th, just outside the relegation zone. Despite the loss, Ejaria was in the heart of the action as the most fouled player on the pitch and the outfield player with the most completed dribbles (5). It’s clear that he’s affixed as a center piece ahead of his move next summer.

Kamil Grabara

GK (20 yrs)

England 2. Championship – Huddersfield Town (24/24)

Sunday – West Brom 4 – 2 Huddersfield

90 mins (4 goals conceded)

If there’s a silver lining it’s that he’s going to get a lot of work. And I mean a lot. This is a side that’s mailed it in. There’s no way they should be this bad defensively. Picking up 1 point in 8 matches with a side full of players that have seen the premier league is a head scratcher.

Allan Rodrigues de Souza

CM/CAM (22 yrs)

Brazil 1. Serie A. (Fluminense 17/20)

Sunday – Goias 3 – 0 Fluminense

68 mins

Despite the drubbing, Allan completed the most passes of any outfield players and did so in under 70 minutes. Completing all 85 passes at an 86% percent completion clip.

Liam Millar

ST (19 yrs)

Scotland 1. Premiership – Kilmarnock (6/12)

72 mins

Millar started his 6th in as many. He had a tough afternoon as Celtic pulled away in the second half. He gave way in the 72nd.

Nathaniel Phillips

CB (22 yrs)

Germany 2. Bundesliga – VfB Stuttgart

Saturday – VfB Stuttgart 2 – 0 Greuther Furth

***Unused substitute


Taiwo Awoniyi

ST (22 yrs)

Germany 1. Bundesliga – Mainz 05 (16/18)

Friday – Schalke 04 2 – 1 Mainz 05

***Not on the teamsheet

Rhys Williams

CB (18 yrs)

England Non League – Kidderminster Harriers

No match this week.

Shamal George

GK (21 yrs)

England Non League – Marine FC


No match this week