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Loan Watch: Season Review part two

LOAN WATCH: Catch up with young players honing their skills around the world

LOAN WATCH: Catch up with young players honing their skills around the world

Rounding up how more City players have fared on loan around the globe...

Seko Fofana (Bastia)

The 21-year-old French midfielder, who spent 2014-15 on loan Fulham, had a useful 2015-16 with Bastia in Ligue 1.

Making 32 appearances, Fofana helped the Corsican club to a secure mid-table finish – they finished 10th out of 20 teams – but only scored once, in the 1-1 draw at Troyes in December.

But judging from his post-match tweet last weekend he had a good experience on the Mediterranean island.

Ian Lawlor (Bury)

The Irish goalkeeper played 15 times for the Shakers after moving to Gigg Lane in December, but was moved the substitutes bench for the latter part of the campaign.

Despite his absence from the starting line-up in recent weeks, he’d been a hit with Bury fans by the looks of it.

Shay Facey (Rotherham United)

All of the defender’s six appearances for the Millers came in January, and he finished the season on the bench for a disappointing 5-1 thrashing by Hull in the final game of the season.

Oliver Ntcham (Genoa)

The powerful midfielder, 20, spent the season with Genoa in Serie A and made 17 appearances, most recently all 90 minutes of a 2-0 loss at Bologna.

Pablo Maffeo, Florian Lejeune (Girona)

Spain’s Segunda Division was the destination for this City pair, with 18-yearold defender Maffeo (below) making a handful of substitute appearances in the latter part of the season before playing all 90 minutes of the 1-1 draw with Elche that closed the campaign.

Pablo Maffeo

Fellow defender Lejeune, 24, was much the busier, playing 34 times and grabbing three goals into the bargain to help the Catalan club finish in seventh place.

Bismark Adjei-Boateng (Stromsgodset)

The Norwegian season is in full swing and will be over the summer, and as it stands former champions Stromsgodset – former home of ex-Celtic boss Ronny Deila – lie in fourth place.

Ghanaian midfielder Boateng, 22, has started all of the Drammen-based club’s fixtures so far and has scored once, in the 2-0 win over Haugesund.

Chidiebere Nwakali (IK Start)

Remaining in Norway but at the wrong end of the Tippeligaen, IK Start are without a win and propping up the division. Nigerian Nwakali has started eight times, and scored his first goal in the 1-1 draw at Aalesund last weekend.

Anthony Caceres (Melbourne City)

The Australian midfielder made nine appearances for City’s sister club in the Hyundai A-League. Sent off twice, his final outing came in the 4-1 defeat by eventual champions Adelaide United.

Bruno Zuculini

The 22-year-old’s season came to an untimely end in February when he suffered a fractured metatarsal in training with AEK Athens. The Argentine’s 2015-16 also included five outings for Middlesbrough in the Championship during December.

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Alternative End of Season Awards: Part One

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Loan Watch: Season Review part one

LOAN WATCH: Catch up with young players honing their skills around the world

What kind of a season has it been for our on-loan starlets across the globe?

Here’s part one of our 2015/16 round-up, starring Jason Denayer, Patrick Roberts and Jack Byrne…