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Loan Report: April 23rd

This week, one of our young loanees scooped up an award whilst the others were all in action continuing their battles for promotion, relegation and mid-table mediocrity.

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Lasha Dvali - Kasimpasa (Turkish Super Lig) Appearances: 7

Dvali was an unused substitute last week, having been dropped to bench following his side's 5-2 defeat to Genclerbiligi the previous week. His side ended up on the losing side though for the fourth time in as many games, as they were battered by second-placed Besiktas 5-1. They slip to 14th, but are eight points clear of the relegation zone.


Dom Hyam - Hemel Hempstead (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 13

Hyam played the full 90 minutes during last week's game against Whitehawk, as his side looked to consolidate their top 10 finish in the penultimate game of the season. But play-off chasing Whitehawk knew a win would secure it for them, so it was little surprise to see them over-power their Conference South rivals 3-1. Hemel Hempstead remain eighth, but Whitehawk will join Basingstoke Town, Boreham Wood and Havant & Waterlooville in the play-offs.


George McLennan - Hayes & Yeading (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 6

Having secured mathematical safety last week, McLennan and his Hayes team-mates had nothing to play for going into the penultimate game of the season, but it obviously worked in their favour as they picked up their second consecutive win to condemn Concord Rangers to another season in the Conference South, as the 1-0 victory courtesy of Christian Smith ended Rangers' hopes of the play-offs.


Rob Dickie - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 21

Dickie played the full 90 minutes during Basingstoke's 0-0 draw with Havant & Waterlooville last week, who they may meet in the play-offs in a few weeks time. Basingstoke remain third, ahead of Havant on goal difference with one game to play, but both sides will have more than half an eye on the play-offs already.


Stuart Moore - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 45

Making his 45th appearance of the season for Basingstoke, Moore kept a clean sheet against promotion-rivals Havant & Waterlooville but, perhaps more importantly, scooped the Conference South side's 'Player of the Season' award before the match. On the award. Stuart said

"It’s been a pleasure to be part of such a great club. Everyone has made me feel extremely welcome and made the experience here very enjoyable. The perfect ending would be helping the club win the play-offs and gain promotion".

His award follows on from his manager Jason Bristow's comments earlier in the week, in which he sang Moore's praises, saying

"I think Stuart is the best goalkeeper in the league and he’s certainly the best we have had here for many years. He’s got fantastic ability and has got a big future ahead of him.

"If he doesn’t feature for Reading next season, then he should be playing on loan somewhere in the Football League. He’s that good.

"You are always going to get the odd mistake from any player (he was at fault for both goals as Basingstoke lost 2-1 at Sutton United on Saturday) and they are always highlighted if you are a goalkeeper. Stuart has made very few mistakes and been fantastic all year, so nobody is pointing fingers at him in the dressing room.

"He was really disappointed on Saturday and that goes to show how much he cares, but once he reflects on what happened, he will learn from it and it will make him a better player."


Jon Henly - Welling United (Vanarama Conference Prem) Appearances: 25

Henly remained on the bench this week, following last week's 2-1 victory over Wrexham, and his team-mates picked up a point against Alfreton to remain outside of the relegation zone - above Alfreton -  by virtue of a superior goal difference. The last game of the season sees Welling host Southport, while Alfreton face a tough game against Bristol Rovers.


Aaron Tshibola - Hartlepool United (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 22

An ever-present in the Hartlepool side since his arrival, Tshibola has helped his team into a position in which relegation is in their own hands with just two games remaining, a situation that seemed unthinkable merely a month ago.

He played all 180 minutes again this week, as they picked up a point (a 1-1 draw) at home to Accrington, before being soundly beaten by Luton Town in midweek. That point against Accrington gives Hartlepool a one-point cushion over Cheltenham Town and a two point lead over rock-bottom and free-falling Tranmere Rovers.


Craig Tanner - AFC Wimbledon (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 17

With his side securing a mid-table finish many weeks ago, it was perhaps a surprise to see Wimbledon dent Wycombe's final push for automatic promotion, as they held the 3rd-placed side to a 0-0 draw. Tanner was booked in the 75th minute and replaced in the 84th as he continues his search for his first credited goal for the 'Dons.


Jake Taylor - Leyton Orient (SkyBet League One) Appearances: 3

Jake Taylor hasn't had the most successful loan spell at Orient this year, often playing out of position - if at all - as Orient battle relegation, but this week it got even worse. Taylor started on the left wing as his side were thrashed 6-1 by MK Dons, and he was replaced at half-time with the score at 4-0.

He was then completely dropped from the match-day squad as his team-mates gained a slightly more respectable (although they gained the same number of points) 1-0 defeat to Rochdale. With two games to go, they're in free-fall, and slip into the relegation zone, two points behind Crewe.


Danny Guthrie - Fulham (SkyBet Championship) Appearances: 4

Guthrie started on the right wing during last week's match against Rotherham, in which Ross McCormack equalised for Fulham following Matt Derbyshire's early opener. Guthrie then moved into the middle as Fulham travelled to Blackpool but, unlike Reading, they managed to take all three points from Blackpool's new 'pleasure beach', Bloomfield Road. It's worth noting that Guthrie played the full 90 minutes on both occasions this week, despite being 'injured' for the majority of the season.


Stuart Moore picked up Basingstoke's 'Player of the Season' award last week, and made his 45th appearance of the season in their 0-0 draw with Havant & Waterlooville. He's helped his side secure a play-off place, and wins his second award of the week as he scoops our 'loanee of the week' award for the second time.