RANGERS have players on-loan in Scotland, England and beyond. Here’s our review of how they performed over the past week…
Greg Docherty – Shrewsbury Town
The Easter weekend in the English Football Leagues meant games on Friday and Monday for Rangers loanees. Greg started on Friday with a defeat as Shrewsbury lost 2-1 to promotion chasing Barnsley, playing 86 minutes of the game. He had a good chance to level things in the first half at 1-0 down, when he shot over from outside the box.
Greg’s second game of the long weekend ended in similar disappointed as his side squandered a 2-1 lead to lose 3-2 at home to Oxford United. The midfielder did see himself move into double figures for the season though after netting the Shrews second.
Jak Alnwick – Scunthorpe United
Jak kept an impressive clean sheet on a frustrating afternoon for his side as they played out a goalless draw with Blackpool on Friday afternoon. It means they still have work to do to pull clear of League One’s relegation zone.
Jak was the busier of the two keepers and it was former Ranger Jordan Thompson who tested him twice. He reacted brilliantly to tip over a rasping effort from the Northern Irishman just before the break, before showing a strong pair of hands to parry away an effort from him again from the resulting corner. After the break, Jak was called into action again, this time denying Antony Evans after a great run into the box.
Scunthorpe faced play-off hopefuls Charlton on Monday needed crucial points in the battle for League One survival but Jak conceded four goals as they went down 4-0 to the promotion chasers.
Clean sheets: 6
Jordan Rossiter – Bury
Bury dropped to fourth in League Two and out of the automatic promotion places with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Newport County on Friday. Jordan played the entire 90 and had a chance to pull his side back into it at 2-1 down when he shot over just past the hour mark.
Jordan and Bury’s promotion push got back on track on Monday when he started and completed a 3-1 win over Northampton. The result catapulted his side back into second in the table.
Eduardo Herrera – Necaxa
Eduardo bagged both goals before being substituted on the hour mark in Necaxa’s 2-2 draw against Pachuca on Saturday. He got the goals within a minute of each other just before the break.
Zak Rudden – Falkirk
Falkirk went back to the bottom of the Championship this weekend after a 2-0 defeat away to Morton. Zak played the entire 90 minutes but couldn’t get on the scoresheet.
Jamie Barjonas – Raith Rovers
Jamie played 90 minutes of Raith’s 2-2 draw away to League One Champions Arbroath picking up a yellow card in a committed game in the middle of the park.
Kyle Bradley – Annan Athletic
Kyle played the whole game for Annan as mounted a fightback in the 60th minute to net three times in the final half hour. It all but secures their place in the promotion play-offs as they remain nine points clear of Saturday’s visitors Queens Park and with a far superior goal difference.
Serge Atakayi – Seinajoki
Serge was again in the Seinajoki starting XI as they played on Thursday, drawing 0-0 with top of the table HJK Helsinki. He played 80 minutes before being replaced and the draw leaves his side one point off the leaders with a game in hand. Serge’s side play again on Monday against Ilves.