September was a somewhat polarising month for our loaned out players right now, with most players either having a wonderful or a torrid time with their new clubs. There are now 7 loaned out players who will all be covered in these articles until January, when some of them may return and/or other players will be loaned out.
Club: Slovan Liberec
Aarons has so far played 3 games for Czech side Slovan Liberec, starting all of them and being substituted about an hour in. Liberec have won 1 and lost 2 of the games Aarons has featured in, with the victory coming last Saturday against Sigma Olomouc. The game finished 3-0 with Aarons being substituted while it was 1-0. It could be interesting to see if he retains his place in the side this weekend as his replacement got on the scoresheet against Olomouc, while Aarons has been unable to register any goals or assists so far. The other 2 games included a 4-1 loss to Czech giants Sparta Prague and a 2-0 loss to Dukla Praha, who sit bottom of the league. Liberec sit 8th out of 16 teams in the Fortuna Liga.
Position: Central Midfielder/Winger
Club: Accrington Stanley
Following his deadline day move, Barlaser has featured in all 5 of Accrington Stanley’s matches since being eligible to play for them. So far he has struggled to nail down a first team place, starting only twice in games against AFC Wimbledon and Doncaster Rovers, playing a whole 90 minutes in the latter. He has not yet contributed any goals to the side, but this won’t bother Accrington too much as they are unbeaten in their last 10 league games and have won 3 out of the 5 that Barlaser has featured in, winning 2-1 and 2-0 in the games he has started, respectfully. He has yet to feature in any role other than central midfield, despite being able to be deployed out wide. Accrington’s strong start to the season has seen them climb to 5th place in League One, level on points with Sunderland. Perhaps Barlaser could end up playing a big role in a promotion campaign.
Club: Accrington Stanley
Charman has yet to feature at all alongside Barlaser at Accrington Stanley, only making the bench once, in a 1-1 draw with Burton Albion on September 8th. He may struggle to break into the side ahead of first choice Billy Kee, who has scored 5 goals in 10 games this season. Perhaps Charman will see more games when fixtures are more congested during the winter, as he certainly has the physicality to be a handful for defenders in lower leagues. Moving forward, it’ll be interesting to see if his technical ability can be used with it to make an impact.
Position: Central Midfielder
Club: Nottingham Forest
Colback has played in 3 of Nottingham Forest’s last 5 games, missing games against Rotherham and Stoke after picking up an injury against Sheffield Wednesday on September 19th. He picked up a yellow card in his return at the weekend; a 2-2 draw at Blackburn. Colback continues to be a key player for Forest alongside Adlene Guedioura in the heart of midfield. Forest are unbeaten in their last 5 games, one of them being a 3-2 victory against Stoke in the League Cup. In the Championship they sit in 11th place with 15 points from 10 games, which they have drawn 6 of.
Club: West Bromwich Albion
It will come as no surprise to any Newcastle fan that Dwight Gayle is continuing to light up the Championship for West Brom. He has featured in 4 of West Brom’s last 5 games, being an unused substitute in a 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in the League Cup on September 25th. West Brom have won 3 and drawn 1 of their last 4 league games, with Gayle scoring against Bristol City (also getting an assist), Millwall and Preston. West Brom sit 3rd in the Championship, 2 points adrift of Leeds and Middlesbrough who sit in 1st and 2nd, with the Baggies having a game in hand that they will play tonight, away to Sheffield Wednesday. So far though, they have made a good account of themselves and look like they will be in the mix for promotion at the end of the season.
Position: Central Midfielder
Saivet has continued to feature for Bursaspor regularly, playing in all of their last 3 games as they continue to search for a win. Saivet started all 3 matches; a 1-1 draw with Rizespor where he was substituted in the 55th minute while the score was 1-0 to Bursaspor, a 0-0 with Instanbul Basaksehir where he was substituted in the 77th minute and a 2-0 loss to Sivasspor (whom Saivet was loaned to for the latter part of the previous season) but was substituted in the 21st minute after picking up a back injury. Saivet is reportedly back in training though so it is expected he’ll be in contention to play against Ankaragucu at the weekend. Saivet has not registered any goals, assists or cards during his new side’s lacklustre start to the season. Bursaspor find themselves in 17th in the Turkish Süper Lig, with 5 points after 7 games, all coming from draws.
Position: Centre Back
Yarney has established himself in Morecambe’s back-line, playing in 4 of their last 6 games. He was dropped completely for their 3-2 EFL Trophy defeat to Carlisle on September 4th and a 2-1 victory at Grimsby at the weekend (where he was likely benched to keep him fresh for last night’s game vs Cheltenham Town, which finished 2-2). After a poor start that saw Morecambe lose 7 of their first 8 games, they’ve found a slight patch of form, winning 2 of their last 3 and drawing the other. They now sit 18th in League Two, hopefully on an upward trajectory from here on out.