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Watford loan watch: Jerome Sinclair struggles amid updates on Ken Sema & Ben Wilmot

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.

This week we take a look under the microscope of three players from Watford who are on loan at a selection of clubs. This week, Ken Sema, Jerome Sinclair and Ben Wilmot all featured for their respective clubs and have had a mixed bag in terms of performances – here is how they did below.

KEN SEMA

Ken Sema has been a consistent player for Udinese since joining the club, however, he didn’t have a stellar performance as his side got rolled over 7-1 by Atalanta in Bergamo.

The Swede played 90 minutes and received a 6.1/10 for his performance.

Playing at right wing-back, he had far from a cracker as his side conceded seven. In fairness to the 25-year-old, his match rating was better than a lot of others in his side, so it was hardly entirely his fault.

Defensively, his stats proved to be fairly decent. He won three aerials and made five tackles – more than anyone else in his squad.

He made less of an impact going forward, though, making two dribbles, being dispossessed four times and having a pretty woeful 60 per cent successful pass rate – the lowest in the squad.

JEROME SINCLAIR

Another week goes by and another week Jerome Sinclair has to wait before scoring a goal.

This week he played 12 minutes for VVV-Venlo in their 4-1 loss away to Fortuna Sittard – the club’s fifth loss in a row in the league.

Sinclair – previously dubbed a wonderkid by 90Min as an 18-year-old who was then Liverpool’s youngest ever debutant after playing against West Brom as a 16-year-old – is continuing to struggle at the age of 23.

Sinclair came on the right-wing and was able to make any sort of impact. He had just one shot which was blocked and was also dispossessed once.

Fortuna Sittard have now taken over VVV, as they slipped into the relegation zone in 17th position.

Ben Wilmot

It’s been a struggle for Ben Wilmot since joining Swansea as he just hasn’t had the opportunities. However, an injury (BBC) to Joe Rodon has meant that he was forced to play.

But this week for Wilmot, he got his first start – and it could not have been a bigger game. The South Wales derby versus the old rivals in Cardiff.

The game couldn’t have gone much better for the Watford loanee; he scored the only goal of the game and also kept a clean sheet as they won 1-0.

Aside from the goal, Wilmot registered two successful tackles, two interceptions and also managed a big five clearances – the highest out of the Swansea players (also per WhoScored).

One good, one bad and one okay, then.

Indeed, 19-year-old Wilmot is a promising talent so the club should be glad he showed such bottle in such an important match.

For Sema, it was an okay performance in their 7-1 loss – and starting every week in Serie A is only going to help his development.

While for Sinclair, his torrid time isn’t doing his future any good. Considering he is now 23 and has failed to score in 11 games for VVV-Venlo, it is hard to a future for him in the Premier League.

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Watford loan watch: Jerome Sinclair struggles amid updates on Ken Sema & Ben Wilmot
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