Five Lads Get Starts With Their Loan Teams As Aarons Faces Sunderland

Jacob Murphy continued his role as a late substitute in Sheffield Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Cardiff on Friday. Murphy came on in the 79th minute to face his twin brother Josh. It was Jacob’s 13th appearance for the Owls but he has yet to start in the league since late August.

Freddie Woodman made his twelfth start for Swansea in another disappointing result. The last time out, Swansea lost 2-1 at home to then bottom of the table Stoke City. This afternoon they can only manage a 1-1 draw against a Barnsley who are currently the last-placed team in the Championship.

Rolando Aarons was handed his first start for Wycombe Wanderers fittingly against Sunderland. Wouldn’t you know it, Wycombe defeated them 1-0 to spoil new Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson’s debut. Rolando was substituted 4 minutes into stoppage time as Sunderland drop to 10th in the League One table.

Midfielder Dan Barlaser got his third straight start for Rotherham in their 1-2 defeat at home against Oxford United. He was substituted in the 66th minute.

Elias Sorensen came on in the 58th minute for Carlisle in their 2-0 loss at Plymouth Argyle. It was Sorensen’s first league appearance in the last four. He had started in Carlisle’s last match which was a 2-1 win against Blackpool in the EFL Trophy.

Liam Gibson was back in the starting eleven for Grimsby Town after not featuring in their 2-1 loss to Kelland Watts and Stevenage last week. However, it was not a return he will be writing home about as the Mariners fall 0-4 at home to Leyton Orient. Grimsby Town have now lost three straight league matches.

Kelland Watts made his fourth start on the trot for Stevenage at Port Vale. Watts has been playing in a defensive midfield role over the past few matches which shows the versatility of the 19-year-old. Stevenage were able to get a 1-1 draw but remain bottom of League 2.

Goalkeeper Nathan Harker is again just a substitute for Blyth Spartans. He has not played a game in ages and that’s not a good sign for the 20-year-old. His loan spell with Blyth is only until January. Hopefully, he can pick up a few starts before then.

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