Three players, three games, three heavy defeats, three goals scored, thirteen goals conceded. Thats the story if our loanees weekend.
Made his debut for Hull but couldn't stop them going down 4-1 at Sunderland. Too add insult to injury the man he replaced, Michael Turner, scored Sunderlands fourth. Reports state Sonko didn't particuarly do too badly himself but Hull were poor and look to be in for a struggle this season.
Rick Skelton of Hull City Online had this to say:
'Sonko gave a decent first impression. He was great in the air, and
covered the ground well, read most situations and was decisive. I
believe that he and Zayatte will cope with most of the mid-level teams
who don’t have threat as potent as Bent. There was a small element of
misunderstanding but that’s to be expected, particularly when you
bring in two new defenders and then everyone disappears off around the
world for two weeks. Sunderland's third goal was a disaster, with
Sonko, Zayatte and Dawson all guilty of idiocy. I do think they’ll
settle into a decent unit though, they limited Sunderland to very few
chances, unfortuantely, due to errors, the few chances they had were
gilt-edged. Sonko’s long throw will be useful too, once he learns a
sense of direction'
Pacey winger seemingly had a poor game as the managerless Cobblers were beaten 5-2 at Notts County. Marshall was subbed off in the 67th minute with the score at 3-1 and was given a rating of 4.57 by 'The Hotel End' message board, with a selection of views below:
TFAMH 'Less impressed today mate.. But a star would have struggled to shine in todays display'
thehappycobbler 'Not a good game, looked very disinterested'
Patmore 'Disinterested and frustrated today and he seemed uncomforatble on the left too. A poor showing but his first really'
MCHammer 'Easily his poorest performance but he wasn't the only one and I wouldn't expect a youngster to be the one that lifts everything. My worry is he'll be unsettled by the current goings on and go back to Stoke or out on loan elsewhere. Without him we have no attacking flair whatsoever.'
TheOundleCobbler 'Marshall is definately a talent but...
He is better on the right but cuts inside all the time so never makes it to the byline and put a cross in. He is always looking to shoot rather than find a man. He needs to add this running down the line to become a good out and out winger.
I suspect he was moved to the left on Saturday to combat this desire to cut in all the time but it failed miserably. He couldn't adapt to playing on the left and was rightly substituted, and then showed a bit of petulance at the decision
I suspect he will need to spend a while on loan in the lower divicioins but definately has real potential when he backs his talent with a couple of years experience
Kept goal as Vauxhall succumbed to Ilkeston 4-0. Not a good day at the office for the stopper as he couldn't produce his recent heroics to help Motors take something to the game.
The Motormen slipped towards the relegation zone but St.Louis-Hamilton great performances have helped to keep them out of the drop zone so far and he will be hoping to get the Blue SQ North side back on track soon.
Vauxhall Motors press officer Phil Lawton had this to say 'did well to keep the score down to 4-0 on Saturday! conceded a penalty however and he did get lobbed from 30 yards for their 2nd goal.'
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