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Loan Round-Up: Spyrou returns in Spireites win

2 October 2019

Anthony Spyrou returned from injury to play 25 minutes for Chesterfield on Saturday, with ten other Norwich City loanees also in action across the globe last week.

The 19-year-old forward made his first competitive start for the Spireites after picking up an injury in pre-season.

In front of nearly 4,000 fans at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield beat relegation rivals Aldershot Town 2-1 to move up to 22nd in the National League and within two points of the Shots.

Three City loanees were in League One action over the weekend, with Carlton Morris, Sean Raggett, and James Husband all getting minutes for Rotherham United, Portsmouth, and Blackpool respectively. 

Morris played 68 minutes of Rotherham's 1-0 away defeat to play-off hopefuls Bristol Rovers, placing the former 13th in the division.

On the south coast, Raggett played the entirety of Pompey's 1-0 win at home to Bolton Wanderers. That victory sees Portsmouth rise to 19th.

Meanwhile up north, Husband was part of the Blackpool side that beat Lincoln City 2-1 at home. The win over Michael Appleton's side sent the Seasiders up to fourth in the standings and just two points shy of Ipswich Town.

One tier below, Mason Bloomfield played 90 minutes and won a penalty in Crawley Town's 3-2 League Two defeat at home to Walsall. Ashley Nathaniel-George converted from the spot, but the defeat moved Crawley down to 10th in the league.

Tampa Bay Rowdies' quest for USL Championship glory was complicated by a 2-2 draw away to Louisville City. Caleb Richards once again played the full match for the Rowdies, who are now fourth and four points adrift of league leaders Pittsburgh Riverhounds, with three games to play in the Eastern Conference.

In Europe, Charlie Gilmour featured in SC Telstar's 4-1 defeat away to FC Eindhoven on Friday. Telstar are now 12th in the league at this early stage of the season.

The player who played the most minutes over the last eight days was Alfie Payne, who completed 180 minutes across King's Lynn Town's double header. They beat Alfreton Town 2-1 at home in the FA Cup second qualifying round replay on Tuesday, before losing 3-0 away to league leaders York City on Saturday. King's Lynn are now third in the National League North.

Down in the National League South, Aston Oxborough is also part of a title-chasing campaign, with Wealdstone FC remaining top of the league and five points clear of Hemel Hampstead, despite a 4-1 defeat at home to third-placed Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Daniel Barden was between the sticks for Bury Town's 3-1 FA Trophy preliminary round win at Lincoln United, while Josh Coley played the final 11 minutes of Dunfermline Athletic's 1-1 draw at home to Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Championship.

Players left on bench: Rocky Bushiri (Blackpool), Louis Thompson (Shrewsbury Town), Simon Power (Ross County)

Players not included in matchday squads: Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town), Savvas Mourgos (FC Dordrecht)

Image courtesy of Chesterfield FC/Tina Jenner.

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