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Loan Report: March 27th

With the International break in full swing, I'm sure you're all desperate for your domestic football to return already. But fear not, because the loan report never takes a break, and this week, we've got another loanee to look out for, as Dan Lincoln heads out to Nuneaton, as well as all the action from our nine other youngsters.

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Lasha Dvali - Kasimpasa (Turkish Super Lig) Appearances: 6

Dvali played the full 90 minutes last week, as his Kasimpasa side hosted the Turkish champions elect, Galatasaray. Surprisingly, Kasimpasa found themselves 2-0 up at the break, thanks to goals from Castro and Tunay Torun, before Galatasaray showed their class in the second period to overcome 10th placed Kasimpasa. Gala's goals came from Selcuk Inan, Umut Bulut and Burak Yilmaz in the space of 13 second half minutes. Kasimpasa slip to 11th, Galatasaray stay top.


Dom Hyam - Hemel Hempstead (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 8

Dom Hyam faced his Reading U21 team-mate last week, as his Hemel side faced George McLennan's new loan team, Hayes and Yeading. Hayes took the lead in the 8th minute, before Zane Banton, Jordan Parkes and Ollie Hawkins put the play-off chasers 3-1 up. Hayes halved the deficit through Robbie Matthews, but Hawkins put the game to bed late on to give Hemel all three points.

Hyam then missed the following week's game, having been called up to his national side's U21 team last week. His team-mates beat Chelmsford 3-1, to leave his Hemel side just two points off the play-off chase.


George McLennan - Hayes and Yeading (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 1

As previously mentioned, McLennan made his professional debut against Dom Hyam's Hemel Hempstead last week. Although his team lost the game 4-2, it will have been a memorable one for George, as he opened the scoring, just 8 minutes into his first ever professional start. McLennan picked up the man of the match award, and later tweeted;


Rob Dickie/Stuart Moore - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 17/40

Dickie and Moore continued their push for promotion last week, as they helped Basingstoke record a 1-0 win over Whitehawk. Liam Enver-Marum scored the winner mid-way through the first half, as Basingstoke remain just 3 points off the top. Crucially though, they extend their gap over 6th placed Whitehawk to 6 points.

Rob Dickie will also join up with England this week, as Sean O'Driscoll opted to call both him, and fellow Reading team-mate Aaron Kuhl, up to the England U19 squad. They travel to France for Elite Round fixtures against Denmark, Azerbaijan and France themselves.


Jon Henly - Welling United (Vanarama Conference Prem) Appearances: 21

Any hopes for a winning-run for Welling last week - after their 2-0 victory over Lincoln - were brutally dashed by the league leaders, Barnet, on Saturday. Goals from Vilhete, Akinde (x2), Gash and Luisma gave Barnet a thumping 5-0 victory to remain at the top of the Conference Premier Division, whilst the defeat for Welling leaves them 22nd, 6 points away from safety.

In other news, Henly will join up with Dom Hyam, as Scotland called him up to the U21s. They'll play a friendly game against Hungary in Budapest this week.


Dan Lincoln - Nuneaton Town (Vanarama Conference Prem) Appearances: 1

Max Crocombe's surprise call-up to the New Zealand national side left Nuneaton Town without a senior goalkeeper for this week's fixture against Wrexham. They opted to sign Dan Lincoln on a 7-day emergency loan from Reading, and the young goalkeeper was thrown in at the deep end as Nuneaton searched for their second win in a row following last week's victory at Macclesfield. Lincoln kept a clean sheet and helped his side to a 2-0 victory this week though, as goals from Adam Walker and Robert Ogleby gave Nuneaton all three points. Despite being undefeated since the end of January, Nuneaton remain 21st  in the league, and five points adrift of safety.


Aaron Tshibola - Hartlepool United (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 15

Hartlepool picked up their third consecutive win against Mansfield this week, as Brad Walker scored from the spot shortly after half-time. It's also a third clean sheet in a row for Hartlepool too, as they rise to within just one point of safety. This. Is. Actually. Happening.

(PS, Tish was booked in the 33rd minute but who cares because they won, right?)


Craig Tanner - AFC Wimbledon (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 11

Okay, let's get one thing straight, it was definitely his goal. Craig, if you're reading, we're giving you that one.

The dubious goals panel disagrees with us though, as they marked Wimbledon's sixth-minute winner against Portsmouth down as a Ben Chorley own goal. Whether it was or wasn't Tanner's first goal for the 'Dons is up for debate but, either way, Wimbledon manager Neil Ardley was full of praise for Tanner following the victory:

"It may be classed as an own goal, but with his run and movement I will give him an assist! I thought he was phenomenal today. It has been hard in a way because when you get an Under-21 player you have to coach him a little bit about what is required in League 2. But he has got better and better with each game.

He was excellent against Mansfield and he was at the heart of a lot of good stuff that we did. Craig is so talented, but it was his work ethic that stood out today. He never stopped running in the first half and he was the same in the second half. I told him afterwards that if he keeps playing like that then he can play at any level."


Dom Samuel - Coventry City (SkyBet League One) Appearances: 11

Turns out, we were right: this kid's pretty good. He opened the scoring within the opening five minutes for Coventry again this week, although they went on to lose the game 3-1. They stay 17th, but remain just one point above the relegation places that they occupied before Samuel's purple patch over the past few weeks. If they do stay up, Tony Mowbray might just buy Samuel a birthday cake this year.


Craig Tanner's dubious first goal for Wimbledon earns him this week's loanee of the week award. A special mention goes to Stuart Moore on his 40th appearance of the season, as well as Dominic Samuel, who scored another goal for Coventry this week.

Another mention has to go to our international loanees. We wish Dom Hyam, Jon Henly and Rob Dickie all the best over the international break.

Finally, we'll have some new additions to loan report next time, as Jake Taylor joined Leyton Orient and Danny Guthrie joined Fulham until the end of the season.