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Loan Round-Up: Richards completes all 36 matches for Rowdies

28 October 2019

Norwich City loanee Caleb Richards became the only player to play all 36 matches for Tampa Bay Rowdies this season, as they lost 2-1 to Louisville City on Sunday.

The result eliminated Rowdies from the USL Championship Eastern Conference playoffs at the quarter-final stage.

Richard’s inclusion in the team on Sunday meant that he ended up playing a total of 3,238 minutes out of a possible 3,240 across the season.

In the Netherlands, Charlie Gilmour played 90 minutes of SC Telstar’s 4-1 win away to Helmond Sport on Friday. Following a slow start to the campaign, Telstar are now tenth in the league and unbeaten in their last three matches.

At the bottom of the Eerste Divisie, however, is FC Dordrecht, for whom Savvas Mourgos featured in their 5-0 defeat away to title challengers De Graafschap, before being replaced by Jaron Vicario.

There were plenty of City loanees in action in England, with Aston Oxborough enjoying 180 minutes across two games for Wealdstone in the week. A disappointing 2-0 FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay defeat to Maidenhead United was somewhat rectified with a 3-1 win at home to Tonbridge in the National League South on Saturday. Wealdstone remain at the top of the table; seven points clear with 12 wins out of 14 games.

Similarly, Daniel Barden must be enjoying his view between the sticks as he helped Bury Town to a 3-1 win at home to Romford in Non-League Division One. That keeps them at the top of the league with 23 points from ten games, four points ahead of Grays Athletic who are in second.

In League One, there were plenty of minutes for Sean Raggett and James Husband. Raggett’s Portsmouth won 1-0 at home to Lincoln City on Tuesday and lost a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 away to Bristol Rovers on Saturday, with Raggett playing the entirety of both matches.

The same can be said for Husband across Blackpool’s double header. The Seasiders drew both games, first 1-1 against Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday and secondly 0-0 away to Burton Albion on Saturday, putting them ninth in the league and three points behind the playoff spots

Diallang Jaiyesimi was the pick of the bunch in League Two, advancing his recovery from injury with appearances in Swindon Town’s 1-0 win at home to Stevenage on Tuesday and 4-0 win away to Crawley Town on Saturday. Those victories lift Swindon to fifth, just three points behind leaders Crewe Alexandra.

Also taking part in that game was Mason Bloomfield for Crawley, who had played 90 minutes prior in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw away to Newport County as well.

Elsewhere, Carlton Morris came on as a substitute for Matthew Olosunde in both of Rotherham United’s fixtures. They beat title challengers Ipswich Town 2-0 on Wednesday and lost 1-0 at home to contenders Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

Louis Thompson came on for David Edwards in the 69th minute of Shrewsbury Town’s 1-0 win at home to Sunderland on Saturday, keeping them four points behind the playoff places.

Finally, Anthony Spyrou made a cameo appearance for Chesterfield as the Spireites beat playoff challengers Notts County 1-0 at home on Saturday in the National League.

Players who were unused substitutes: Rocky Bushiri (Blackpool), Josh Coley (Dunfermline Athletic)

Players not included in matchday squads: Simon Power (Ross County)

Players who didn’t have a fixture this weekend: Alfie Payne (King’s Lynn Town)

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