Crystal Palace Players On-Loan – The Lowdown – February 2020

Written by Alex Roll
Newly-recruited FYP writer Alex Roll has taken a look at Palace players out on loan for us, and provides an update on the good and the bad...

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(all information accurate at the time of writing, 03/03 & 04/03)


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Alexander Sorloth – Trabzonspor

Trabzonspor go from strength to strength in the Turkish Super Lig having lost only 3 league games this season, with the last defeat coming at the hands of Denizlispor back in December 2019. Sorloth goes some way to being a major contributing factor for the ‘Black Sea Storm’ and their fruitful league position, with 19 league goals and 7 assists so far in the 2019/20 campaign. His performances have not gone unnoticed, with the Norwegian striker having scouts from across Europe studying his goalscoring form.

01/02 - Trabzonspor 2-1 Fenerbahce – 1 goal, 90 mins played
04/02 - Trabzonspor 5-0 Erzurum BB – 2 goals, 66 mins played
08/02 - Genclerbirligi 0-2 Trabzonspor – 1 assist, sent off 90+1 mins
16/02 - Trabzonspor 2-1 Sivasspor – 1 goal, 90 mins played
22/02 - Besiktas 2-2 Trabzonspor – 2 goals, 90 mins played
29/02 - Trabzonspor 5-2 Rizespor – 1 assist, 90 mins played

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Connor Wickham – Sheffield Wednesday

Connor Wickham joined Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in a deadline-day move for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season. The Owls have struggled for form since the turn of the year and, at time of writing, find themselves 12th in the division 8 points adrift of the final playoff spot. The 6 ft 3 forward is yet to find the net for Wednesday as he continues to gain match fitness with the South Yorkshire side.

08/02 - Barnsley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday – 80 mins played
12/02 - Luton Town 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday – 90 mins played
15/02 - Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 Reading – 22 mins played
22/02 - Birmingham City 3-3 Sheffield Wednesday – 45 mins played
26/02 - Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Charlton Athletic – 75 mins played
29/02 - Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Derby County – 51 mins played

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Sam Woods – Hamilton Academical

The Accies prop up the Scottish Premiership, having amassed 21 points from 28 league games played.  Woods joined the South Lanarkshire club on 22 January 2020 until the end of the 2019/20 season and made a great first impression just three days later, scoring on his league debut, but was on the losing side as Hamilton went down 4-2 at home to Livingston.  The 21-year old will hope to end the season on a high as Hamilton face a battle to stay in the top flight.

25/01 - Hamilton 2-4 Livingston – 1 goal, 90 minutes played
05/02 - St. Mirren 1-1 Hamilton – unused substitute
11/02 - Hamilton 1-3 Aberdeen – 45 minutes played
15/02 - Hearts 2-2 Hamilton – unused substitute

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Jaroslaw Jach – Rakow Czestochowa

Jach, a Winter transfer window signing for the Eagles in 2018, is currently on loan at Rakow Czestochowa who sit mid-table in Poland’s top flight league the ‘Ekstraklasa’. Rakow had a mixed set of results in February with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. Jach is a key member of the match-day squad and is getting plenty of minutes under his belt as the season reaches its final stages.

08/02 - Lech Poznan 3-0 Rakow – 90 minutes played
15/02 - Rakow 2-2 Legia – 90 minutes played
22/02 - Arka Gdynia 3-2 Rakow – 90 minutes played
28/02 - Rakow 2-0 Piast Gliwice – 90 minutes played


Scott Banks – Alloa Athletic

Our teenage January arrival penned a three-year contact with Palace before immediately joining Scottish Championship side Alloa Athletic for the remainder of this season. The hot prospect has joined an Alloa side battling to survive in the division and are currently 1 point off the relegation places as we head into March.

22/02 - Morton 4-4 Alloa Athletic – 19 minutes played
29/02 - Alloa Athletic 0-2 Ayr – 32 minutes played

Ryan Inniss – Newport County

Inniss, a senior Crystal Palace player since 2013, is with Newport County until the end of the current season. The London-born centre-half has enjoyed a lot of first-team football so far this season and his performances have been recognised after being named in the EFL Team of the Week on 23 February 2020. This particular squad also included Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu and Charlton’s Lyle Taylor.

08/02 - Newport County 0-1 Cambridge United – 90 minutes played
11/02 - Newport County 0-0 Walsall – 90 minutes played
15/02 - Mansfield 1-0 Newport County – 90 minutes played
22/02 - Newport County 2-1 Bradford City – 1 goal, 90 minutes played
25/02 - Grimsby 4-2 Newport County – 45 minutes played
29/02 - Oldham 5-0 Newport County – 90 minutes played

Jason Lokilo – Doncaster Rovers


Doncaster Rovers could prove good value to make a late promotion charge in SkyBet League One, with 51 points from 33 matches played. Lokilo joined up with Darren Moore’s outfit in the January transfer window and made his debut for the club on 29 February in a 3-1 home win versus fellow promotion hopefuls Wycombe Wanderers. Jason’s cross from the right-hand side in the 83rd minute was diverted into the net by Wycombe defender Jason McCarthy, sealing the win for his new side.

29/02 - Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Wycombe - 17 minutes played

Dion Curtis-Henry – Hampton and Richmond Borough

Hampton and Richmond find themselves in 8th place in the Vanarama National League South going into March. At the time of writing, they have 2 games in hand over Surrey side Dorking Wanderers, who occupy the final play-off spot, as the chase for promotion to the National League gains momentum. Dion made his debut for Hampton and Richmond on 1 February in a 7-1 win over Hungerford Town.

01/02 - Hampton and Richmond 7-1 Hungerford Town - 90 minutes played
08/02 - Dartford 1-2 Hampton and Richmond - 90 minutes played
11/02 - Hampton and Richmond 1-1 Welling United - 90 minutes played
15/02 - Hampton and Richmond 2-3 Weymouth - 90 minutes played
22/02 - Maidstone United 1-2 Hampton and Richmond - 90 minutes played


Giovanni McGregor – Dartford

Like Dion Curtis-Henry, Giovanni McGregor is gaining experience in the Vanarama National League South but for Kent side Dartford. Dartford had a positive set of results throughout the course of February, with 2 wins, 1 draw and a loss – ironically the solitary loss came at the hands of Curtis-Henry's Hampton and Richmond!

08/02 - Dartford 1-2 Hampton and Richmond – 70 minutes played
22/02 - Dartford 2-1 Eastbourne Borough – unused substitute
29/02 - Dartford 0-0 Wealdstone – unused substitute

Joe Tupper - Margate

Another goalkeeper on loan away from SE25 is Joe Tupper, who is playing for Margate in the Isthmian League Premier Division for the duration of this season. Margate currently sit 14th out of 22 sides, but their February has featured stuttering form with 4 draws in a row and a loss at the start of the month.

01/02 - Merstham 1-0 Margate – 90 minutes played
08/02 - Margate 2-2 Corinthian Casuals – 90 minutes played
15/02 - Brightlingsea Regent 1-1 Margate – 90 minutes played
18/02 - Margate 2-2 AFC Hornchurch – 90 minutes played
22/02 - Margate 1-1 Carshalton Athletic – 90 minutes played