Charlie Seaman, Lirak Hasani and Ian Lawlor all enjoyed game time away from the Keepmoat Stadium throughout January in what was a successful month for Rovers players out on loan.
Seaman started all four of Maidstone United’s games last month. They won one of their leagues matches as well as beating Dorking Wanderers in the fourth round of FA Trophy.
Seaman had a huge impact in the Stones dramatic 3-2 win over Eastbourne Borough. He scored the leveller after the Stones found themselves behind four minutes in, he took the chance smartly, steering a low cross expertly into the net.
He was also heavily involved with Maidstone’s second goal after a brilliant burst of pace down the right-hand side, he found a great cross. The cross was met with a header that was saved by the goalkeeper but the rebound was converted.
The youngster got a good amount of game time during the month, as he played 90 minutes on three occasions for the. February will hopefully bring more of the same, as Maidstone have seven fixtures to play this month.
Hasani started his first game for Gateshead in a 1-0 win over Guiseley on the 16th of January. Hasani had an impressive debut and almost opened his account for The Tynesiders, but his effort was just cleared off the line by a Guiseley defender.
The youngster played 75 minutes before being substituted. This was the only fixture that Gateshead had in January due to restrictions put in place by the National Lockdown.
Lawlor made five appearances for Oldham Athletic during January. From these games, Oldham claimed five points from four games in the league and were beaten in the FA Cup by high-flying Sky Bet Championship side Bournemouth. The goalkeeper had a solid month, making some key saves which helped Oldham through a tough month of fixtures and saw them rise up the table into 12th.
Photo courtesy of Charlie Waugh and Gateshead FC