Championship loan watch: Arsenal teen Charlie Patino shines for Blackpool before injury blow
Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino, Tottenham’s Troy Parrott and Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen all impressed in the latest round of Championship fixtures while out on loan.
Several young stars from the Premier League have been loaned out to second-tier clubs, with the aim of getting first-team experience.
In the latest round of Championship fixtures on 16 August, many of them featured and have earned plaudits for their performances.
Charlie Patino (Blackpool v QPR)
The Arsenal midfielder was impressive during his time on the pitch against the Rs, however, he did, unfortunately, suffered an ankle injury that forced him off at halftime.
However, during his time on the pitch the 18-year-old, who was making his first start for the club, was bright, constantly getting on the ball, and winning fouls.
His midfield performances helped the Tangerines win their first game away at QPR for the first time in 50 years and his manager Michael Appleton had to calm the mounting hype around the 18-year-old and revealed that he will need a scan on his ankle injury. [Mirror]
Troy Parrot (Preston v Rotherham)
The forward who is on loan from Tottenham Hotspur was bright in the game against the Millers but was unable to get onto the scoresheet.
The 20-year-old Irish international started up front alongside Daniel Johnson, and got into some great positions but was unable to get onto the scoresheet as the game at Deepdale ended 0-0.
Ian Maatsen (Burnley v Hull City)
The 20-year-old full-back, on loan from Chelsea, grabbed an assist during the game, as his pinpoint cross was tapped in by Jay Rodriguez.
The Clarets drew the game 1-1 and remain 10th in the Championship, but the Dutch under-21 international’s performance especially offensively caught the eye and was even commented on by Rodriguez in his post-match interview.
In other Arsenal news, Mikel Arteta has praised the response to William Saliba’s own goal.