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Loan round-up: Richards features for Tampa Bay Rowdies

18 February 2019

Caleb Richards came on as a substitute for Tampa Bay Rowdies at the weekend against Major League Soccer side D.C. United in a pre-season friendly.

The left-back replaced Leo Fernandes in the 63rd minute and came on for Tampa against a side which included ex-England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. Tampa lost 1-0 against the MLS side after Paul Arriola found the back of the net in the 34th minute.

FC Dordrecht suffered their first defeat in February, losing 4-1 against fourth placed Sparta Rotterdam. Simon Power didn’t start the game but was brought on in the 60th minute for Bo Breukers, with his side already 3-1 down.

Yeovil Town suffered a 3-0 defeat against Forest Green Rovers in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday, with goals coming from Junior Mondal, Christian Doidge and Lee Collins. Tristan Abrahams was an unused substitute for the game, but will hope to be involved in next week’s game against Cambridge United,

Timi Odusina started for National League side AFC Fylde at the weekend in their 1-0 loss against Chesterfield at home on Saturday.

The 19-year old was replaced by Serhat Tasdemir in the 75th minute, as Fylde looked for an equaliser; however they were unable to find one which meant Marc-Antoine Fortuné’s first-half strike was enough to take all three points.

Rotherham United picked up a point at the New York Stadium on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday in quite dramatic fashion. Sean Raggett is still recovering from an injury he picked up against Ipswich, so wasn’t included in the Millers match day squad.

The Millers came from a goal down to lead in the 74th minute after Richie Towell put the hosts ahead. However, in the 10th minute of stoppage time Dominic Iorfa equalised for the Owls before Fernando Forestieri was shown a second yellow after celebrating with the supporters.

Yanic Wildschut was unable to appear against his parent club on Saturday, with the Canaries beating Bolton Wanderers after a magnificent display which saw City move to the summit of the table.

Emi Buendia, Marco Stiepermann and Teemu Pukki all netted for the Canaries, with Pukki’s brace making it eight goals in his last six games.

Nelson Oliveira featured for 75 minutes before being replaced by Garath McCleary after a tough game which saw Reading have just two shots on the Sheffield United goal in a 4-0 defeat.

Kieron Freeman put the Blades ahead within one minute of the start of the game. On-loan striker, Gary Madine found the net twice before the end of the half, which meant reading were 3-0 down at the break. John Fleck’s goal just after the restart put the game out of Reading’s reach.

Ben Marshall was unable to feature for Millwall in their FA Cup win over AFC Wimbledon at the weekend due to having already played in this season’s competition with Norwich.

Murray Wallace’s powerful header at the back post for the visitors proved to be the only goal of the game which meant the Lions' progress through to the quarter-finals, with Millwall as ball number two in the draw which will take place on Monday evening.

James Husband featured for the full 90 minutes for Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town on Saturday; however they were narrowly beaten by Luton Town.

George Moncur put Luton ahead just before half time, and the visitors doubled their lead four minutes after the restart via a Pelly Ruddock strike. Paddy Madden’s stoppage time goal meant for a frantic last few minutes but Fleetwood couldn’t find an equaliser.

Matt Jarvis played the full 90 minutes for Walsall in their away trip against Coventry City on Saturday, with his side losing 3-0 pushing them down to 18th in the League One table.

Steven Naismith played the full 90 minutes for Hearts in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday, but despite the on-loan forward scoring. Hearts lost 2-1 after a stoppage-time Motherwell winner.

Jake Hastie put Motherwell ahead 13 minutes in before his goal was cancelled out by Naismith’s effort with eight minutes of the first half remaining.

Ben Garrucio was shown a straight red in the 90+2 minute for a dangerous foul on the edge of Hearts’ box. The following free kick was spilled by the Hearts ‘keeper before bouncing into the back of the net.

Marcel Franke featured for the full 90 minutes for SV Darmstadt in the 2.Bundesliga on Friday evening, with Darmstadt picking up a point on the road after drawing 1-1 against SV Sandhausen.

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