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Loan round-up: Patino one of four on scoresheet

Charlie Patino joins Blackpool on loan

Charlie Patino further endeared himself to Blackpool fans after he scored one and assisted another in their 4-2 win over local rivals Preston North End on Saturday.

The England under-20 international lashed home a first-time strike from 25 yards to put his side 2-1 up in the second half, before whipping in a delightful cross for Jerry Yates to add a third and virtually seal the points.

It was the 20-year-old’s second goal in tangerine and lifted the Seasiders up to 18th in the Championship table, as well as claim the derby day bragging rights.

There were further goals from our loanees in Ligue 1, as Folarin Balogun netted his seventh goal of the season to open the scoring in Reims’ 2-1 victory against Auxerre and extend their unbeaten run to four matches, helping them up to 12th in the table.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Pepe kept his cool to convert a penalty seven minutes into stoppage-time to seal a 1-1 draw for Nice against Nantes, netting his third goal in five games in all competitions in the process.

Also in France, Marseille fell to their third defeat in a row as they were beaten 1-0 at home to Lens, with Nuno Tavares playing the full 90 minutes.

Also across the continent, Pablo Mari featured for all 90 minutes of Monza’s 4-1 defeat to reigning champions AC Milan in the San Siro, Alex Runarsson made a crucial last-minute save to help Alanyaspor claim a 2-2 draw at Galatasaray, Nikolaj Moller got an assist after coming off the bench in Den Bosch’s 3-1 loss at Maastricht and Miguel Azeez came on in the 74th minute of Ibiza’s 2-1 loss to Levante.

Aside from Patino’s exploits, there wasn’t much joy elsewhere in the Championship for our loanees. Auston Trusty played the entirety of Birmingham City’s 2-1 defeat to high-flying Blackburn Rovers, Harry Clarke was introduced as a half-time substitute but couldn’t prevent Stoke City losing 2-0 at home to Coventry City while Brooke Norton-Cuffy saw 59 minutes of action during Rotherham United’s 4-2 defeat against Hull City.

In League One, Tyreece John-Jules played 73 minutes as Ipswich Town beat Derby County 1-0 to remain in second spot, while in League Two Arthur Okonkwo saved a penalty during Crewe Alexandra’s 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers but their search for a win now stretches to five games.

Dropping into non-league, Tom Smith was given the nod in goal but couldn’t prevent Bromley from losing 3-2 to Chesterfield in the National League, while Ovie Ejeheri helped Chelmsford City to a 2-1 win over Hemel Hempstead, lifting them to fourth in the National League South.

Up in Scotland, Ryan Alebiosu played 74 minutes of Kilmarnock’s 1-0 win over rock-bottom Ross County, while in the Championship Alex Kirk netted his first goal for Ayr United in a 2-2 draw with Cove Rangers, powering home a header from a corner to help his side to a point.

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