In our Loan Watch feature series, the Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from a particular club are faring whilst they are away from their parent side, and provide a brief update regarding their form.
Here are reports on a trio of Leeds United players currently out on loan, with wins and losses on the agenda as these Whites endure mixed weeks whilst earning valuable minutes for their respective loan clubs.
Conor Shaughnessy started Mansfield Town’s 1-0 loss away to Swindon Town as the League Two side continued their poor form.
Despite the loss, Shaughnessy enjoyed a good performance in the middle of the park, making the most tackles and completing the fifth-most passes of any Mansfield player (via WhoScored).
The loss was the club’s second in their last three games as they continued their three-game winless run, sitting in 15th place in the table.
Jay-Roy Grot came on as a second-half substitute as Vitesse Arnhem lost 2-0 in their Eredivisie game away to Sparta Rotterdam.
Despite the loss, the 21-year-old had a useful impact off the bench, playing the second-most passes and completing the second-most dribbles.
The loss leaves Vitesse fifth in the Dutch top-flight and extends their run of losses to four games.
Lewie Coyle started and played the full 90 minutes as Fleetwood Town beat struggling Tranmere Rovers 2-1 at home in League One.
Coyle was in superb form for the Fishermen as he made the joint-most tackles and the second-most clearances for Joey Barton’s side.
The result saw the side bounce back from their loss away to Bolton Wanderers as they sit level on points with sixth-placed Oxford United (via BBC).
Coyle has been in brilliant form for the Fishermen in League One as he looks to help them gain promotion to the Championship. However, with Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas already battling it out for a place at right-back, a run in the first team is highly unlikely next season meaning the Englishman could be sold.
Shaughnessy has been good despite Mansfield sitting in mid-table in League Two. With Gaetano Berardi sitting the wrong side of 30 and Ben White only on loan, continued success could see him force his way into Marcelo Bielsa’s plans for next season.
However, Grot has been struggling in the Dutch top-flight having scored and assisted just two goals this season. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where he would come in and improve Leeds’ attack if he is afforded the opportunity.
Leeds fans, what do you make of the form of the three players? Let us know your thoughts!
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