Loan round-up



  • Josh Cullen and Lewis Page – on loan in League One – faced each other on Saturday
  • Stephen Hendrie was in action for Blackburn Rovers in the Championship
  • George Dobson and Josh Pask both played in England’s third tier too

West Ham United youngsters Josh Cullen and Lewis Page faced each other in loan action on Saturday as Bradford City took on Coventry City in League One.
Cullen, who scored in midweek for the Bantams in their 2-1 win at MK Dons, started in midfield and played 90 minutes for the Yorkshire side as they beat Page’s Coventry.
The defender, who played on the left side of the Sky Blues’ five-man defence, also completed the full game, but Stuart McCall’s side were 3-1 winners at Valley Parade.
Coventry took the lead after just 13 minutes through Dan Agyei and held onto the advantage until the final quarter of the encounter, but an eight-minute bombardment from the hosts saw them come from behind to race into a 3-1 lead.
Two Tony McMahon penalties either side of a 25-yard Mark Marshall cracker stunned Tony Mowbray’s outfit, and Jordan Turnbull’s red card – awarded after the first foul in the penalty area – hardly helped the visitors.
The victory maintained an unbeaten record in the league so far for Cullen and his teammates and Bradford currently sit in third, while Coventry slipped into the relegation zone after the defeat.
In the Championship, there was also 90 minutes for Scottish left-back Stephen Hendrie who completed his third full match on loan at Blackburn Rovers.


The struggling Lancashire side were held at home by Burton Albion, who came from behind twice to draw 2-2.
Craig Conway and Sam Gallagher got on the scoresheet for Rovers either side of a Jackson Irvine header, but with the hosts heading for their first league win of the season, Tom Naylor nodded home to snatch a late point at Ewood Park.
Back in League One, George Dobson and Josh Pask also started for their respective loan sides Walsall and Gillingham.
The Saddlers were in action against Charlton Athletic, but after levelling the game at 1-1 with less than 20 minutes remaining, conceded two minutes later to hand the Addicks maximum points.
Nicky Ajose was at the double for the south east Londoners, bagging either side of Kieron Morris’ equaliser. Dobson played 81 minutes in midfield at the Bescot Stadium.
Pask also endured a difficult afternoon with Gillingham, suffering a 5-0 thrashing away at Scunthorpe United.
Kevin van Veen, Jordan Clarke and Tom Hopper all bagged for the Iron as well a Josh Morris double.
Finally, Kyle Knoyle – on loan at Wigan Athletic – missed out again through injury as his side lost a seven-goal thriller 4-3 at Nottingham Forest.