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NUFC Loan Players Have Weekend Of Mixed Fortunes

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The latest loan wrap has been published by The Official. More than half of our loan players played!

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Newcastle United have published their latest loan wrap-up.  6 out of 10 players who are out to gain experience logged match time this past weekend.

  • Nottingham Forest duo Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow have been getting consistent playing time of late, helping Forest make a late-season climb up the standings, now sitting 9 points behind the play-off positions in the Championship with 8 matches remaining.  It's not mathematically impossible that Forest could make up the ground, but they're in a very Newcastle position as they sit 9th, 5 points back from Wolves in 8th and 4 ahead of Sheffield Wednesday in 10th.  The good news here is that they are playing.  Lascelles in particular had previously gone through some bouts of bench sitting.
  • Adam Campbell logged some minutes for Gateshead.  He didn't score, and came in as a second-half substitute.  Campbell is an interesting case as he has been around the first team squad for a couple of years now (it feels like he's been around forever!) and yet he doesn't seem to be any further along than he ever has been.  At 20, he is still young... but at the end of the day, he's on loan at a Conference side and isn't getting starting time.  This is not encouraging.
  • Davide Santon played for Inter and there was some kind of result.  Does it really count to watch Santon on a loan watch as he's going to be Inter's player next year?  I don't think so.
  • Sylvain Marveaux started and played 60 minutes for Guingamp.  Marveaux has been getting playing time but looks unlikely to take the mantle of "The Next Mehdi Abeid" as a player who took a loan opportunity to re-establish himself in Newcastle's reckoning.
  • Haris Vuckic played 80 minutes for Rangers in their match against Cowdenbeath (the club defeated by Hearts by a staggering 10-0 scoreline the previous weekend).  Rangers drew 0-0 and none of the other Loan Rangers participated.