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Loan Report – Another Goal For Rooney

Whilst the first team took a battering at the hands of Barnsley there was more pleasing progression for some of the players out on loan with all the Blues players playing for other clubs getting minutes on the pitch again.

Adam Rooney found the net at the weekend after coming on as a 53rd minute sub in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth. The Irishman rounded off the scoring in the 85th minute with a low drive just inside the area for his first goal at home for Swindon Town. He also came on as a 38th minute sub in the 2-1 win away to Portsmouth in midweek.

Jake Jervis was unable to find the net on his final appearance for Carlisle United in midweek, and was substituted at half time with young Watford striker Joe Garner coming on. Jervis  returned to Blues on Saturday having made six appearances for the Cumbrians, scoring three times.

Fraser Kerr played ninety minutes for table-topping Motherwell away to Aberdeen at the weekend. The young Scot played at right back and had a hand in two of the goals in the 3-3 draw. The first goal came for ‘Well came after Michael Higdon tapped home after Kerr’s initial shot was blocked; their third came from a corner which was headed on well by Fraser which then was flicked on by Jamie Murphy before Nicky Law forced it home. However, Kerr was possible culpable for the second goal as he let the winger get past him and cross it in without a challenge.

Graham Hutchison played sixty-nine minutes of Lincoln City’s defeat to Tamworth at the Lamb which has left the imps in the relegation places. Lincoln aren’t having the best time of it at the moment and there are calls for the manager (former Blues centre-back) David Holdsworth to be relieved of his position. Hutchison’s youth is showing as the fans on the Vital Lincoln website rated him consistently around a five.

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11 Responses to “Loan Report – Another Goal For Rooney”

  • skareggae72 says:

    Thought i had actually found out a positive Blues story with Fraser Kerr,at a top of the table side,operates at right back,played for 90 mins,had a hand in 2 of the goals……”however Kerr was possible culpable for the 2nd goal as he let the winger get past him and cross without a challenge”.

    Looking at the 1st team at the moment,i really cannot see this kid being worse that what we have available at the moment.

  • Kaje says:

    I said the other week that for goals per minutes played in the Championship, Rooney has the best record of any of our strikers.

  • Blooflame says:

    Shame he’s gone… and he has gone. The “loan” label is a euphemism and as I understand it he has gone for good…ironic eh? You’d think it was planned. They (the family) have moved and apparantly not coming back.

  • Ted says:

    It would be nice to have Rooney available, but he’s not. Also, we are likely to cut short Kerr’s successful loan spell. But clearly we need to make radical changes for the Brighton game. Personally, I wish those changes would include Ian Holloway, but alas it won’t.

    I would suggest no less than 7 changes from the team that produced perhaps the weakest Blues performance I have watched in more than 50 years! An attacking 4-4-2:


    Subs: Doyle-Caldwell-Deaman-Fahey-Jervis-Lovenkrands-Lita

    More speed… more exuberance… less baggage!

    We need a response.


  • Ted says:

    Correction: ‘NOT likely to cut short Kerr’s successful loan spell.’

  • Ted says:

    I agree 100% with my namesake above! Why isn’t Morrison getting games?

  • ForevertheOptimist says:

    Stuff it, I’m gonna watch the Birmingham City Ladies Team…… better looking,better football and pushing for honours at the right end of the table.
    Just gotta pass it by the wife first………

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