October has been a month where a good number of our loaned out players have seemingly found their feet and are starting for their sides week in, week out. No player has had a particularly stand out month and of everyone on the list, only Dwight Gayle has managed to register any goals or assists.

 

Rolando Aarons

 

Position: Winger

Club: Slovan Liberec

Age: 22

 

Aarons’ month has been rather disappointing. Having lost his place in Slovan Liberec’s starting 11, all 3 of his appearances this month have come off the bench as a late sub, averaging about 20 minutes per game. Liberec themselves had a reasonable month with a win, a draw and a loss each as they only faced sides who were above them in the table. They have climbed 1 place in the Fortuna Liga to 7th. Other than that, a pretty dismal month for Rolando Aarons’ loan spell in the Czech Republic. His loan deal is only for half a season, so time is running out for him to turn his fortunes around.

 

Dan Barlaser

 

Position: Central Midfielder/Winger

Club: Accrington Stanley

Age: 21

 

Barlaser appears to be coming into his own, having started all 7 of Accrington’s matches in October and scoring his first goal for his new side in a 4-1 win over Macclesfield in the Checkatrade Trophy. Playing alongside Sam Finley in centre midfield, the pair have been important in Accrington’s steady form in October, picking up 10 points from a possible 18. They have dropped down to 6th in League One, but their promotion campaign looks as strong as ever.

 

Luke Charman

 

Position: Striker

Club: Accrington Stanley

Age: 20

 

Charman has had no change in fortunes at Accrington, being an unused substitute in one game against Bradford City. He seems to be 4th choice behind Billy Kee, Offrande Zanzala and Bolton loanee Conor Hall. Much like Rolando Aarons, Charman’s loan deal only lasts until January and time is running out to make an impact that could see him remain at Accrington until the end of the season.

Jack Colback

 

Position: Central Midfielder

Club: Nottingham Forest

Age: 29

 

Once again, Jack Colback has had a solid month for Nottingham Forest. His highlight of the month came in Forest’s most recent league match, as they picked up a valuable point away against Leeds. In a game where Leeds had 71% possession, Colback had a busy day in the midfield but played superbly, protecting the defence well as the game finished 1-1. Forest fans took to the Internet to shower him with praise. He has featured in every minute of Forest’s league fixtures over October, missing only a cup game against Burton on the 30th. Forest have had a steady month winning twice, drawing twice and losing once. They remain strong contenders for promotion, 2 points outside of the playoffs and only 4 points off 2nd. Next up they will face league leaders Sheffield United, but Colback will miss out due through suspension after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season against Leeds

 

Dwight Gayle

 

Position: Striker

Club: West Bromwich Albion

Age: 28

 

Gayle began the month by picking up the Championship player of the month award for September after a string of impressive displays. This month has been a bit slower, despite Gayle bagging 2 goals against Reading on the 6th. Two mediocre showings against Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan saw no joy for him or West Brom, as they picked up 1 point from those two matches. It went from bad to worse though against Derby on the 24th, where Gayle was substituted at half time with a calf injury and West Brom went on to lose 4-1 at home. It is unknown how long Gayle will be out for, but West Brom will be hoping he is back soon. A draw against Blackburn last weekend (where Gayle did not feature) meant they picked up 5 points from a possible 15 but remain in 5th, still very much in a good position to bounce straight back up to the Premier League.

Henri Saivet

 

Position: Central Midfielder

Club: Bursaspor

Age: 27

 

Saivet did not feature at all for Bursaspor during October due to a back injury he picked up on September 30th, against Sivasspor. The latest news on him says he’s back in training and should return soon. Bursaspor themselves went undefeated in their 3 league games during October in Saivet’s absence, winning twice and drawing once as they moved from 17th to 11th in the Turkish Süper Lig. They did round off the month with a 2-1 defeat at home in the cup to 1461 Trabzon, a third division side, but Bursaspor are picking up some momentum that, hopefully, Saivet can be part of on his return.

 

Josef Yarney

 

Position: Centre Back

Club: Morecambe

Age: 21

 

Yarney is still ever-present for cash-strapped Morecambe in League Two, featuring in every minute of all 6 of their league games in the past month. Playing alongside 22-year old Sam Lavelle, the young centre back pairing have had a busy month losing 3, drawing 2 and winning 1, conceding 9 goals along the way. Sitting in 21st, 4 points above the relegation zone, Morecambe’s position is very precarious and all the signs are pointing to a difficult campaign. The good news though is that Yarney is getting plenty of experience at a lower level. His loan expires in February, but it looks fairly likely that it’ll be extended until the end of the season.