Academy Loan Players 27th March 2020

To summarise we had nineteen players in the squads of fourteen clubs. Seven played ninety minutes, five got reasonable game time (twenty minutes or more), two cameo appearances and five were unused subs. There were thirteen games, with one game having an Academy loan player in each team. There were five on the winning side, four on the losing side and five whose team drew.

Scottish Championship

Alloa Athletic 2 Ayr United 2

An eventful day for Jamie Barjonas and a few former Rangers Academy players in the Ayr squad. Jamie replaced former ‘Ger Andy Murdoch on seventy-one minutes and was replaced himself by another former Academy player Michael Hewitt in Injury time.

Yet another former Rangers Academy player Tom Walsh scored Ayr’s first goal.

Hearts 2 Queen of the South 3

It was a good day for the Rangers contingent at Queens, ninety minutes for James Maxwell, Rhys Breen & Ciaran Dickson while Dapo Mebude got a thirteen minute cameo replacing Stephen Dobbie who I first seen in a Rangers side almost twenty-four years ago !!

Inverness CT 1 Arbroath 0

He may have been on the losing side but Ben Williamson played eighty-one minutes before being replaced by Mark Whatley.

Arron Lyall was an unused sub for Inverness CT

Raith Rovers 1 Morton 0

Kai Kennedy was an unused sub as Raith edged out Morton

Dundee 3 Dunfermline Athletic 2

Despite playing the full ninety minutes it was a disappointment for Lewis Mayo his Dunfermline side raced to an early two goal lead, but Dundee turned it around with three goals to secure the points.

Football League 2

Harrogate Town 0 Southend United 1

A defeat for Josh McPake but seventy-two minutes on the pitch before being replaced by Edward Francis.

Scottish League 1

Airdrie 2 Partick Thistle 4

In a high scoring game at The Excelsior Stadium Kieran Wright was between the sticks for the full ninety minutes for Partick Thistle.

East Fife 0 Cove Rangers 0

Goalless at New Bayview and zero game time for Cole McKinnon as he remained on the bench.

Forfar Athletic 0 Falkirk 2

Unused sub was also the status for Kyle McClelland for Falkirk, whose first goal was scored by former Academy player Charlie Telfer.

Montrose 2 Clyde 2

A share of the spoils and a welcome ninety minutes for Jack Thomson at Clyde.

Scottish League 2

Albion Rovers 1 Annan Athletic 1

Brian Kinnear remained on the bench for Annan Athletic at Albion Rovers for whom former Academy player Sam Jamieson grabbed an injury time leveller.

Brechin City 0 Queens Park 2

Another difficult day for Rangers loanees at Brechin, Harris O’Connor started and was replaced by Adam Devine with seven minutes remaining. Chris McKee got the second half replacing Kieran Inglis.

Cowdenbeath 1 Stranraer 1

Keeper Nicky Hogarth continues to play regularly between the sticks for Cowdenbeath and another ninety minutes.

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