In our Loan Watch feature, the Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from a particular club are doing whilst they are away from their home and provide a brief update regarding their progress.
In this edition of our Loan Watch series, we take a look at the Crystal Palace players who are out on loan.
Crystal Palace have a really small pool of players who are out on loan at the moment. The most notable would have to be 23-year-old forward Alexander Sorloth, a player brought to Selhurst Park on deadline day in January 2018 for £8.1m (Transfermarkt).
Elsewhere, they have youth player Ryan Inniss, now 24 and in the final year of his contract at Selhurst Park, who has been playing at Newport County. Finally, there’s Jaroslaw Jach, 25, who was brought to the club from Lubin for £2.48m and is on loan at Rakow Czestochowa in the Polish first tier.
We’ll have a look at all of the players at their individual clubs and see how they’ve been getting on in recent weeks.
Let’s start with the big one, then – Alexander Sorloth and Trabzonspor.
Sorloth has been fantastic for Trabzonspor since joining the club, with the Norweigan bagging five times in 12 games for the club.
In his first six league games at the club, he has an average rating of 7.31 on WhoScored, the third highest in their side for players who have played at least three games.
In the past week, Sorloth has continued his rich vein of form, scoring once for Trabzonspor in their 4-1 annihilation of Besiktas, taking them into the Europa League qualifying positions in fourth.
Things haven’t been going as well for Palace academy prospect Ryan Inniss.
The defender has played two games in the league for Newport County, who are currently sixth in the division, and managed to keep two clean sheets. However, Inniss has not been dropped from the side; rather he is currently under suspension for biting West Ham under-23 player Reece Hannam on September 4th.
He is facing a five-game ban for Newport County and will be back in action from October 8th.
Polish centre-half Jaroslaw Jach completes the round-up. With the player now 25, Palace would need to see huge improvement for him to be even considered in the first team squad, and they are not really getting it.
So far, the defender has only played two out of Rakow Czestochowa’s four league games since he came to the club, and in their last match, Jach was dropped to the bench but didn’t come on. Rakow Częstochowa are currently 13th in the league.
Sorloth has been the definite highlight out of the three for Palace’s loanees, and realistically he is the only one you can imagine with a future at SE25. Both Jach and Inniss haven’t featured as much as they like, and Inniss hasn’t done himself any favours with the five-game suspension.
With Palace short for goals, only scoring six in their seven matches, they might feel as if they could do with Sorloth. Benteke is dry of confidence and isn’t being backed by Roy Hodgson, so perhaps Sorloth could have kept him on his toes more and also been another option with height coming on from the bench.
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