Loans: Lingard reveals aim
Jesse Lingard, who came off the bench for Leicester in an entertaining 2-2 derby draw with Nottingham Forest, is hoping to follow in Tom Cleverley’s footsteps.
The youngster made a positive impression after replacing David Nugent in the 58th minute but Michael Keane missed out after returning to Manchester for treatment on a hamstring injury.
“I look at Tom Cleverley and what he has achieved, becoming part of the United first team, and he had his first loan move to Leicester,” Lingard told the Leicester Mercury. “He stepped up and it would be good to follow in his footsteps.
“He is someone to look up to because, when he was younger, he was one of the small guys, like me. He didn’t get much playing time in the youth team but he went out on loan, stuck at it and worked hard, and that is what I want to do.”
Ben Amos featured in Hull City’s 2-1 defeat to Cardiff with Robbie Bradyr eplacing former Red Paul McShane in the second half. Despite making a string of saves,
Amos was blamed for the opening goal and boss Steve Bruce revealed to theHull Daily Mail: “Ben’s form is typical of a young player. Do we look to protect him because he’s a young lad? That’s something we’ll have to look at in the week. We’ll see how his confidence is. That’s why he’s here and why all the young lads come out on loan, they come here to improve and grow.
“He made some terrific saves but it’s disappointing because he just hasn’t seen the guy. He should always come and catch it at its highest and he didn’t see him coming in. That was the wrong decision. He’s a young goalkeeper who will improve with time but, at the moment, there’s too many mistakes.
“He’s got to get over them and stop it, because after that he’s kept us in the game. One save low was terrific. We know he’s capable but he’s got things he needs to work on.”
Luke Giverin played the full 90 minutes of sixth-placed Royal Antwerp’s goalless draw at a Westerlo side currently in third spot in the table. The midfielder picked up a yellow card while Gyliano van Velzen did not get any game-time.
John Cofie missed Sheffield United’s first defeat of the League One campaign, 1-0 at MK Dons, due to a groin problem, while Fabio continues to be unavailable for QPR through injury. Reece Brownwas not involved in Coventry’s 2-1 home reverse to Scunthorpe and Sean McGinty was an unused substitute in Carlisle’s 2-1 loss at Brentford.
Reds on loan
Barclays Premier League
Fabio – QPR
Ben Amos, Robbie Brady – Hull City
Michael Keane, Jesse Lingard – Leicester City
Reece Brown – Coventry City
John Cofie – Sheffield United
Sean McGinty – Carlisle United
Belgian Second Division
Luke Giverin – Royal Antwerp
Gyliano van Velzen – Royal Antwerp