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LOAN ROUND-UP: TOFFOLO'S SCUNTHORPE LOSE TOP SPOT

1 January 2017

A look at the New Year's Eve action

SCUNTHORPE United lost their place at the top of Sky Bet League One on New Year's Eve after going down to a late 2-1 defeat at Bolton Wanderers.

Josh Vela put the home side in front on 17 minutes, only for Scunthorpe's Neal Bishop to level matters shortly after the hour-mark.

It remained that way until injury-time, when James Henry struck to give Bolton a dramatic win which saw them move above United in the league standings in the process.

Harry Toffolo played the full 90 minutes for The Iron, who drop to third as a result of Sheffield United's narrow triumph over Northampton Town on the same day.

In the same division, Declan Rudd remains absent for Charlton Athletic with a hip problem and subsequently missed their 1-1 draw at Southend United.

The hosts had seemed set to secure victory courtesy of Simon Cox's first half strike, only for former Canary Andrew Crofts to net in the final moments to salvage a point for The Addicks.

Fellow goalkeeper Remi Matthews is also currently sidelined as he continues his recovery from shoulder surgery undergone after picking up an injury while representing Hamilton Academical.

In his absence, Accies were held to a 1-1 draw by ten-man Motherwell in the Lanarkshire derby, with Louis Moult's last minute strike ensuring a share of the Scottish Premiership spoils.

A day earlier, James Maddison's Aberdeen edged to a 1-0 success at Hearts thanks to Jonny Hayes' goal midway through the second period.

Maddison was an unused sub for The Dons, with his current loan deal set to expire on Thursday, 4 January at which point he will return to Carrow Road.

A tier further down, Tony Andreu wasn't part of Dundee United's squad as they went down to a 1-0 defeat at Dumbarton.



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