Jack Byrne was the pick of City’s on loan young players in action over the last few days.
The 19-year-old Irish midfielder scored the only goal of the game with a sublime first-time shot to give Cambuur a much-needed win that lifted them off the foot of the Dutch Eredivisie.
Still in the Netherlands, Ghanaian striker Thomas Agyepong only saw action in the last five minutes of FC Twente’s 2-0 win over FC Groningen. Dropping down a division to NAC Breda, Divine Naah played the first 65 minutes and Enes Unal the last quarter of their side’s 4-3 loss to VVV Venlo.
Back to England and League One, where Ian Lawlor tasted defeat with Bury, who were beaten 3-0 by high-flying Wigan. The goalkeeper tripped Will Grigg to give away a penalty for the Latics’ second goal, and was on Twitter afterwards to look ahead to a mid-table clash with Peterborough on Tuesday.
Difficult afternoon for us , played a very strong Wigan team! We have to pick ourselves up and focus on Tuesday now!!! @buryfcofficial— Ian Lawlor (@Ianlawlor) February 27, 2016
Defender Jason Denayer played twice for Galatasaray within the space of a few days. He played all 90 minutes as the Turkish side lost 3-1 to Lazio to end their interest in the Europa League, and was a late substitute three days later in their 2-0 loss to Gaziantepspor.
Striker Seko Fofana saw action for the first time in three weeks, making a brief cameo for Bastia in their 2-0 win at Nice. Anthony Caceres was also back for the first time in a while following suspension, but he was on the wrong end of Melbourne City’s 4-3 loss at Wellington in the Australian A-League.
And finally in Scotland Patrick Roberts was an unused substitute as Celtic were held 1-1 by Hamilton, but the winger later showed his admiration for Willy Caballero’s heroics in the Capital One Cup penalty shoot-out via the medium of social media.
Great win @MCFC Willy 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Patrick Roberts (@patrick7roberts) 28 February 2016