29/12/2019

Loan Watch: Saturday, 28th December 2019

Here we take our regular look at how the Saddlers' young prospects are doing as they look to force their way into the club's first-team plans.
Darrell Clarke has opted to loan out young defenders Tom Leak and Luke Little along with the experienced Gary Liddle and striker Mitchel Candlin out as they get a shot at some much-needed first-team football.

Veteran defender Gary Liddle, who recently re-joined Vanarama National League side Hartlepool United on a short-term loan, was the only loaned-out Saddler in action on Saturday afternoon as the Pools played host to Barrow.

The match was played in front of 3,790 fans at Victoria Park and saw four goals scored during a busy second half but neither side was able to secure an advantage as the spoils were ultimately shared.

Lewis Hardcastle put the visitors ahead inside sixth seconds of the second-half getting underway before Gavan Holohan got Pools back on level terms around ten minutes later.

The visitors went back into the lead via Dior Angus after sixty-eight minutes with Ryan Donaldson putting the match back on level terms some eight minutes later.

Gary played for the full ninety minutes as he continues to enjoy a spell of first-team football following a stop-start campaign at Banks's Stadium.

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