Round up and quotes from the loan Celts


There wasn’t much to cheer about on Saturday for the loan Celts with only Mark Millar at Ujpest celebrating a win.
Elsewhere it was a draw for Simon Ferry and Ben Hutchison as Swindon drew at Walsall while Darren O’Dea and Cillian Sheridan lost out as Reading and Plymouth lost away from home to Peterborough and Newcastle.
Closer to home forgotten ‘keeper Mark Brown had a pleasing clean sheet as Kilmarnock drew 0-0 at home to Rangers.
Of all the players out on-loan O’Dea is the player most likely to feature in Tony Mowbray’s future plans but the new Irish internationalist has had a difficult start to life at Reading.
A last minute goal from would-be Scotland internationalist George Boyd gave Peterborough their first win of the season leaving O’Dea without a win in his first three Championship games.
Royals manager Brendan Rodgers hasn’t made the start to the season that he’d have hoped for and faces his old club Watford at home next Saturday with Reading still looking for their first home win of the season.
Speaking after the defeat at Peterboro Rodgers said: “There is no way we should have come out of the game with anything less than three points.
“We were excellent in the first half when we scored two goals and could easily have led by three or four.
“We knew Peterborough would have to change their system to stop us playing in the second half, but we failed to match them up and were somewhat tactically naive. The game sums up our season and will hopefully act as a wake-up call.”
Sheridan set up Karl Duguid to open the scoring for Plymouth at Newcastle but the home team replied with three goals to leave Paul Sturrock speculating about his future.
The Plymouth boss said: “I have had two draws and six defeats and I am human. At the end of the day, there’s only so far a board can wait for me to turn it around.
“But they have been very committed to the cause. They see there is light at the end of the tunnel, but we have got to turn it soon.
“Pressure? I have had 35 years in the game and at the end of the day, I am like anybody else. But I want the right thing for Plymouth Argyle and we are attempting to do the right thing. I am very, very confident that these players will turn it around.”
Down a division at Swindon Danny Wilson was an angry man as his side drew 1-1 at Walsal with Ferry substituted at half time and Hutchison spending the afternoon on the bench.
The Swindon boss said: “We were just all over the place. There was a lack of trust in each other, they got down the side of us too easily, got balls in the box too easily, we didn’t stay with runners.
“They started the game very well and caused us problems, but we are better than that. The second half thought was chalk and cheese. They didn’t pose the problems they had in the first, but we had to do something ourselves to make sure that happened.”
In the managerial game Malky Mackay and Roy Keane were both involved in 3-3 draws as Watford drew at home to Leicester with Ipswich denied their first win of the season at Doncaster Rovers.

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