AS THE R’s returned to action this weekend following the international break, so did a number of our Loan Rangers.
It was the forwards, Charlie Kelman and Macauley Bonne who caught the headlines for their respective sides, with five of our eight loanees playing a part throughout the weekend.
In his first league start for Gillingham, the impressive Kelman assisted Vadaine Oliver for his side's opening goal, playing 66 minutes before eventually being replaced by John Akinde.
Bonne was also in among the goals for his Ipswich side, as he opened the scoring at the weekend. The Tractor Boys eventually suffered a 5-2 defeat.
Winger Mide Shodipo made his first league appearance for Sheffield Wednesday after returning from a hamstring injury, however his half-time arrival wasn’t enough to stop the Owls from being condemned to a 3-0 away defeat to Plymouth Argyle.
In addition, Conor Masterson played the full 90 minutes in Cambridge United's 5-1 home defeat to Lincoln City.
Elsewhere, in League Two, Faysal Bettache played 79 minutes in Oldham’s 4-0 away defeat to Leyton Orient.
Amrit Bansal-McNulty was an unused substitute in Crawley Town’s 2-1 home victory over Carlisle United.
In the National League, Hamzad Kargbo was also an unused sub for Southend United in their 3-1 away defeat to Halifax Town.
Lastly, Niko Hamalainen didn’t feature for LA Galaxy in their 1-1 draw with Colorado in the MLS.
This weekend, Cambridge travel to Fratton Park to face Portsmouth, Ipswich Town are also on the road as they travel to Lincoln City, Sheffield Wednesday host Shrewsbury Town, Gillingham welcome MK Dons, Oldham host Hartlepool United, Crawley travel to Colchester United, while La Galaxy stay in Los Angeles as they come up against Houston Dynamo.
Photo credit: Gillingham FC