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LOAN ROUND-UP: ANDREU LEADS ROTHERHAM RESURGENCE

28 September 2015

Nine City players away from Carrow Road on loan

TONY Andreu scored his first Rotherham United goal on Saturday, helping to secure a 2-0 win away to Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship.

The visitors went in front on 34 minutes courtesy of Matt Derbyshire's volleyed effort, before Andreu emphatically doubled their lead with a fierce strike during the second half.

Fellow City midfielder Vadis Odjidja completed 90 minutes in the game, ensuring he remains an ever-present since joining United on the final day of the summer transfer window.

The Millers have now taken seven points from four matches to move out of the relegation zone following Andreu and Odjidja's arrival, responding well to a testing start to the campaign.

Great win today ! Such a great performance @OfficialRUFC happy for the fans you guys were great 👊🏽👌🏽

— Vadis Odjidja #32 (@VadisOfficial) September 26, 2015
Josh Murphy also found the net in the second tier, striking in MK Dons' 3-1 home defeat to an improving Derby County.

The winger cancelled out an opener from former City player Bradley Johnson on the hour-mark, only for late goals from Darren Bent and Tom Ince to give the Rams victory.

Today hurt! Such a good team performance thn got robbed at the end! Just need a little bit of luck! We will turn this around!⚪️⚫️🔴

— Josh Murphy (@joshmurphy65) September 26, 2015
Meanwhile, Michael Turner returned to the Sheffield Wednesday starting XI after being rested for their Capital One Cup victory at Newcastle United in midweek.

The 31-year-old played the full match as Wednesday edged to a 2-1 win away to Brentford, with Lucas Joao's last minute winner settling a combative contest which saw both teams reduced to ten men.

Carlos Carvalhal's team have now collected seven points from the three matches Turner has featured in to date, leaving them within reach of the play-off places.

In Sky Bet League One, Louis Thompson played 90 minutes for Swindon Town as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Colchester United. 

Jacob Murphy was also on the wrong end of the same scoreline for Coventry City, with the Sky Blues falling to defeat at Bury.

A brace from Leon Clarke put the Shakers in control, with Murphy withdrawn after an hour ahead of Reda Johnson netting what would prove to be merely a consolation for the away side.

Elsewhere, goalkeeper Remi Matthews was an unused substitute for Burton Albion as they won 2-1 at Chesterfield to underline their promotion credentials.

The Brewers have started the season in superb form following promotion last term, topping the table with 21 points from their first nine games.

In Scotland, Carlton Morris played an hour as Hamilton Academical came from behind to beat Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

The hosts had gone in front during the opening period through Greg Kiltie, but Dougie Imrie equalised shortly after play had restarted in the second half.

Ali Crawford then struck to secure a 2-1 victory for Martin Canning's side which moves them up to fourth, with Killie's Lee Ashcroft shown a straight red card for a professional foul in injury-time.

Finally, Ricky van Wolfswinkel made his Real Betis debut as a second half substitute during the Spanish side's 2-1 home defeat to Deportivo La Coruna last Thursday.  

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