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Loan Watch: Nelson and Thompson start twice as King faces West Ham

We keep up with the latest from our lads out on loan

28 August 2018

Throughout 2018/19 we keep up with the news of our players out on loan deals. Here we have the latest on our five boys currently with their respective temporary clubs...

Ben Thompson – Portsmouth

Ben Thompson’s loan spell under Kenny Jackett at Portsmouth is continuing well, with the midfielder starting both away matches in the past week as Pompey followed up a 2-1 victory at Bristol Rovers with a goalless draw against Doncaster Rovers. Ben has already proven popular at Fratton Park and has added a combative edge to The Blues’ midfield.

Sid Nelson – Swindon Town

Sid Nelson has managed to elevate himself into Phil Brown’s starting XI of late, playing both full matches as Swindon Town drew 2-2 at Crawley Town and 1-1 at Forest Green Rovers. Sid had previously been an unused substitute for the team’s opening league games, making his debut in the Carabao Cup, but has worked his way into the side and is showing encouraging form.

Tom King – AFC Wimbledon

Tom King played all three of AFC Wimbledon’s matches in the last seven days, with The Dons’ unbeaten opening to the Sky Bet League One season put to an end with a double-dose of home defeats by strong starters Walsall (1-3) and Sunderland (1-2). Tom was then part of the side which led for over an hour against West Ham United in the Carabao Cup, before 10-man Dons went down 3-1 in the second half. The goalkeeper has however impressed so far during his time at Kingsmeadow, remaining Neal Ardley’s firm number one choice between the posts.

James Brown – Livingston

James Brown was not part of Kenny Miller's Livingston side at the weekend, but the defender's team got back to winning ways at the weekend with a 2-0 away success at St. Mirren.

Harry Donovan – Dagenham & Redbridge

Harry Donovan started for Dagenham in the first of their two Bank Holiday weekend fixtures in the Vanarama National League against Hartlepool United, with the midfielder being rotated for their second match in quick succession at Barnet. The Daggers continued their poor string of fortune with two more 2-1 defeats, adding to their two previous outings in which they also lost by the same scoreline. Harry’s side will be looking to put things right when they host newly-promoted Salford City this weekend.

Be sure to keep up with Loan Watch throughout the season as we keep track of the progress of all our lads during their loan periods.

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