Rovers loanees have had a busy week at their clubs with most playing twice this week as football across the leagues heads into an intense period of games.
Charlie Seaman returned to the starting line-up for Maidstone United as they faced Chelmsford City at the Melbourne Stadium. The Stones lost 1-0 which ended their unbeaten start to the season, it was a game they probably should have won but they missed numerous opportunities and two penalties.
Seaman played well for the 79 minutes he was on the field. He worked hard for his team as they dominated the majority of the match but he couldn’t quite find his goalscoring touch to rescue The Stones. He almost scored a brilliant goal with the outside of his boot, however, the half a chance went narrowly wide.
Branden Horton and Redditch United regained some form this weekend as they beat 10-man Nuneaton Borough 2-0 at the Trico Stadium. Horton played yet another full game and was rewarded for his hard work with a clean sheet.
It was a comfortable win in the end and a performance where Horton got to show off more of his ball playing ability as well as his defensive qualities.
AJ Greaves earnt himself two starts for Gainsborough Trinity in the past week, as The Holy Blues beat Stalybridge Celtic 3-2 on Tuesday October 20 and narrowly lost 2-1 at the hands of Radcliffe Borough the following Saturday.
He put in a strong performance against Stalybridge and helped his team grind out a much-deserved win. Greaves played the full 90 minutes against Celtic and managed 45 against Radcliffe as Trinity made a double substitution at half time while chasing the game against 10-men.
Ian Lawlor returned to the Oldham Athletic starting Xl after missing out the previous week. Lawlor made a few smart saves to keep Oldham in the game, but they eventually lost 2-1 to Port Vale at Boundary Park.
Lawlor will be hoping for two more starts and two clean sheets this week as he faces Southend United on Tuesday October 27 and Salford City on Saturday October 31.s Horton will be in action twice this week, as he travels to face Stratford Town on Tuesday October 27th before returning to the Trico Stadium on Saturday October 31 to face Nantwich Town.
Greaves will be hoping for two more starts this week as The Holy Blues travel to Bamber Bridge on Tuesday before making the trip to Peterborough Sports on Saturday. There is just the one game for Seaman this week as The Stones welcome Concord Rangers to the Gallagher Stadium on Saturday October 31.