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LOAN ROUND-UP: JOSH MURPHY STARS FOR MK DONS

19 October 2015

Six City players saw action at the weekend

JOSH Murphy shone for MK Dons as they eased to a 3-0 victory over ten-man Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

The City Academy graduate is on a season-long loan with the Sky Bet Championship outfit and was a thorn in Rovers' side all afternoon.

Murphy was fouled for the penalty that allowed Ben Reeves to put Karl Robinson's team ahead, before Simon Church converted the winger's cross in the second half.

Great win today!Lads were awesome, good to have that winning feelin back!Welldone on the goals @churchy18@BenReevo Top effort frm fans tooπŸ‘Œ

β€” Josh Murphy (@joshmurphy65) October 17, 2015
The 20-year-old was taken off to a standing ovation before Reeves put the icing on the cake for the Dons with their third goal a minute from the end.

Elsewhere in the second tier, Elliott Bennett made his debut for Bristol City on Friday night after he completed a short-term switch earlier this month.

Utilised at full-back, Bennett impressed as two goals from his former Norwich teammate Aaron Wilbraham helped Steve Cotterill's strugglers to a much-needed three points against Nottingham Forest.

Michael Turner was in action for Sheffield Wednesday, playing 90 minutes in their 1-1 draw with his former employers Hull City, but Tony Andreu was an unused sub in Rotherham United's 2-1 defeat at Brentford.

In Sky Bet League One, Jacob Murphy's Coventry City drew a blank as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Blackpool, the club with whom the wideman spent two months on loan in 2014-15.

Murphy played the full match at the Ricoh Arena but Tony Mowbray's side were forced to settle for a point.


Swindon Town went down 2-0 at Millwall but Louis Thompson wasn't involved in the matchday squad, while Remi Matthews was left on the bench for Burton Albion, who lost 4-0 at Fleetwood Town.

Stevenage secured their first Sky Bet League Two win in seven with a 2-1 triumph over Wycombe Wanderers at the Lamex Stadium, but young City striker Jamar Loza was an unused substitute.

North of the border, Hamilton Academical battled to a 1-1 draw with Dundee despite having Darian Mackinnon dismissed; Carlton Morris started at New Douglas Park and completed 78 minutes.

Further afield, Ricky van Wolfswinkel was introduced as a 54th-minute substitute for Real Betis but couldn't prevent the La Liga side losing 3-1 on home turf to Espanyol.



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