My second Fulham loan report is undoubtedly set to be one of the easiest of the season.
Cauley Woodrow: The striker was left out of Bristol City’s squad for this afternoon’s trip to Cardiff – which could prove pivotal in the promotion shake-up. Woodrow was of course ineligible to face Fulham at Ashton Gate on Wednesday and, with his lack of games, you wonder about the logic of leaving him in Bristol for the remainder of the season. Could it spell the end of his time at Craven Cottage? Lee Johnson’s side host Sheffield Wednesday next Saturday.
Mattias Kait: After two starts and an unbeaten start to his loan spell with Ross County, it was something of a surprise to see the Estonian international benched by Owen Coyle against St Johnstone yesterday. The Staggies lost 2-0 and Kait’s introduction as a 55th minute substitute couldn’t inspire a comeback, with County being reduced to ten men in the final five minutes. The midfielder will hope to be back amongst Coyle’s starting eleven when Ross County host Partick Thistle next weekend. George Williams was an unused substitute for St. Johnstone in the same game, after playing 65 minutes of their goalless draw with Celtic last week. They face Rangers on Tuesday night.
Marek Rodak continued his fine form for Rotherham in their remarkable win over Doncaster Rovers. Doncaster took the lead as John Marquis punished indecision from Rotherham defender Semi Ajayi – but there was a lengthy second half stoppage after an injury to to Tom Anderson, who was eventually stretchered off.
Michael Smith headed home from a set piece to equalise in the 93rd minute for Rotherham before a penalty was awarded after 112 minutes were played for Joe Newell to score the winner for the Millers. United are now unbeaten in fourteen games – a run dating back to December 2nd – putting them firmly in the play-off positions and giving them a decent shot at the second automatic promotion spot. Rotherham travel to Gillingham next Saturday.
Stevie Humphrys is still yet to score for Rochdale, having made his debut against Tottenham in the FA Cup last week and playing for an hour in midweek against MK Dons. Yesterday, Humphrys an unused substitute in Dale’s 1-0 defeat at Wigan. Keith Hill’s side are bottom of League One and get some welcome relief from their league campaign with their replay against Spurs at Wembley on Wednesday. Given how the Fulham forward unsettled the Premier League side’s defence in the original tie, he might be a decent bet to feature at the national stadium. You can catch the game on BT Sport.
Elijah Adebayo featured for Cheltenham Town’s reserve side in midweek before being dropped from the matchday squad in a 2-2 draw at Luton Town. He’s still finding himself in the Football League but has saved his best contributions for coming off the bench.Hopefully his removal from the eighteen this weekend was a tactical decision against one of the better sides in the division. Next Saturday, Cheltenham host Kevin Nolan’s Notts County.