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LOAN ROUND-UP: ODJIDJA & TURNER ON TARGET

23 September 2015

Nine City players away from Carrow Road on loan

VADIS Odjidja played a key role in securing Rotherham United their first win of the Sky Bet Championship campaign on Saturday, scoring as the Millers won 2-1 at home to Cardiff City.

The Belgian midfielder put his side in front with 40 minutes played, converting from the penalty-spot after Bluebirds goalkeeper David Marshall was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident.

Cardiff equalised through a spot-kick of their own before the break, but Matthew Connolly's last minute own-goal gave Steve Evans' side an invaluable win.

Tony Andreu also featured in the match, playing the opening 68 minutes before being replaced by Emmanuel Ledesma. 

Odjidja has quickly become a regular for Rotherham, also completing the entirety of last Tuesday's night 2-1 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion - a game in which Andreu was an unused substitute.

Happy with 1st goal for rufcofficial great support from the fans 🙌🏾 https://t.co/xF6z0iGJwo

— Vadis Odjidja #32 (@VadisOfficial) September 20, 2015
The weekend's second tier action also saw Michael Turner find the net, with the defender scoring during Sheffield Wednesday's 3-2 win over Fulham at Hillsborough.

Turner, who spent time on loan with the Cottagers last season, headed home Wednesday's third goal early in the second half to put the game beyond Kit Symons' side.

The 31-year-old had made his Owls debut in their previous outing, helping them to keep a first clean sheet since the opening day of the season in the form of a 0-0 draw at Bolton Wanderers.


Elsewhere, a lively display from winger Josh Murphy couldn't prevent MK Dons from falling to a 2-1 defeat at home to Leeds United.

Despite causing problems for the United defence on numerous occasions early on, Karl Robinson's men found themselves 2-0 down at the break.

They rallied in the second half, and halved the deficit when Simon Church was on hand to convert Murphy's cross with just over 15 minutes remaining.

However, Samir Carruthers was dismissed shortly after, leaving the Dons with too much to do in order to salvage something from the contest.


In Sky Bet League One, Louis Thompson played 90 minutes for Swindon Town as they were beaten 1-0 at home by high-flying Burton Albion.

Fellow City player Remi Matthews was an unused substitute for the Brewers, who now top the division after eight games.

Jacob Murphy continued his positive start to life at Coventry City, providing a vital assist in the Sky Blues' 1-0 victory over Chesterfield United.

The young midfielder's 50th minute through-ball was collected by Adam Armstrong, who stroked home what would prove to be the only goal of the contest.

Murphy came close to making things more comfortable for the hosts, but was denied by a fine save from Spireites goalkeeper Tommy Lee.

Great from back to front today!🙌🏽 Buzzing @AdamArma9 got back on the score sheet🔥Great home debut by @ryankent_10 also #PUSB@Coventry_City

— Jacob Murphy (@JacobMurphy95) September 19, 2015
In Scotland, Carlton Morris played the opening 54 minutes as Hamilton Academical edged to a 1-0 win over Motherwell to remain in the top-half of the table.

Finally, Ricky van Wolfswinkel was an unused substitute as ten-man Real Betis drew 0-0 at Valencia in Spain's La Liga.

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