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Tottenham loan watch week 4: Ndombele, Udogie, Scarlett and more

How those away from the Lilywhites got on


All 7 Tottenham loanees were in action over the weekend across six different divisions, which can be hard to keep track of.

Fortunately, 101 have done the hard work for you. Here is how each of them got on.

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Destiny Udogie (Udinese)

Tottenham loanee Destiny Udogie got his first goal of the season as his Udinese side came from behind to snatch all three points from Monza in Serie A. The Italian defender played a pair of one-twos from a throw-in before bundling the ball home in the 77th minute to hand his side their first win of the season.

Roberto Mancini was in the stands, and Udogie admitted that this played on his mind, telling Udinese TV that ‘it’s nice to know when the national coach is there. watching the games, I can say that I am happy to have made a good performance.’

Troy Parrott (Preston North End)

Preston North End and Troy Parrott continued their woeful record in front of goal in the Championship with a 0-0 draw against Cardiff, their fourth 0-0 draw in five games. They have scored just once all season in the league, and Parrott managed 78 minutes at the Millenium Stadium, in which time he managed 1 successful dribble and had one shot blocked.

The result means that North End are 10th in the Championship, and unsurprisingly are the side with the most draws in the division.

Joe Rodon (Stade Rennais)

Joe Rodon played 90 minutes as Stade Rennes continued their poor start to the season, falling to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of high-flying RC Lens. The Welshman was at fault for the Lens second, being shrugged off the ball too easily six yards out by goalscorer Openda.

Dane Scarlett (Portsmouth)

Scarlett scored his first ever senior goal as he helped his Portsmouth side beat Port Vale 1-0 to remain joint-top of League One with Ipswich Town.

Latching onto a through ball from Marlon Pack midway through the first half, Scarlett held his nerve to find the back of the net, albeit in far from convincing fashion, to get his account up and running.

Pompey boss Danny Cowley was quick to heap praise on the youngster, telling Pompey TV after the match:

“Dane missed a couple on Tuesday and I didn’t worry at all because he’s just so single-minded and nothing seems to touch him.”

“He’s a young boy and it’s his first senior goal and it’ll mean so much more because it sealed a hard-fought win.”

Tanguy Ndombele (Napoli)

Ndombele came on for the final 12 minutes of action as his side were held to a 0-0 draw by Fiorentina, making his Serie A debut for the Italian side in the process. He could not affect the scoreline however, and picked up a yellow card in stoppage time.

Alfie Whiteman (Degerfors)

Whiteman made 5 saves as he helped Degefors to a much-needed win over the weekend, beating bottom of the league GIF Sundsvall 3-1 in a result that moved them to within four points of safety.

Giovani Lo Celso (Villareal)

Lo Celso played 70 minutes for Villareal on the left side of midfield, and was solid if unspectacular as they drew 0-0 to Getafe, managing 3 dribbles out of 4 and winning both of his tackles.

Despite the result, Villarreal boss Unai Emery was happy with his side’s performance, explaining that “It’s been a tremendous week. We’ve played four away games in a very short space of time. To get three wins and a draw is very important. Getting off to a good start was very important. Now we have a week to prepare for the home game against Elche. I’m very happy, despite wanting more. We are ahead of schedule”.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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