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Dunne Helps Reds Rise

Loan round-up as Jimmy Dunne figures in Stanley's promotion challenge

7 February 2018

Jimmy Dunne has made an impressive start to his loan spell at Accrington Stanley, helping the Reds into the League Two promotion places.

The Clarets’ defender has so far made four appearances for Stanley and has started the last two games, which have brought back-to-back home wins for John Coleman’s men to take them up to third place in the table.

Dunne, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Barrow, completed a second successive 90 minutes as Stanley beat Swindon Town 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Tom Anderson enjoyed a successful debut for Doncaster Rovers following his loan move to the League One side.

Anderson, 24, formed a new defensive partnership with fellow loanee Andy Boyle from Preston as Rovers drew 2-2 at Portsmouth.

Jimmy Dunne started his career at Manchester United

“My two new centre-halves did well. I had no choice but to throw them in for their debuts. They headed everything away and dealt with them,” said boss Darren Ferguson.

In the same division, striker Dan Agyei has so far made just one start for Blackpool since his temporary switch to the seaside, but Chris Long has been in goalscoring form for Northampton Town.

Long, on a season-long loan with the Cobblers, has scored five goals in his last 10 appearances to help Town’s fight against the drop.

In the National League, winger Josh Ginnelly is helping Tranmere Rovers’ push for promotion after ending a loan spell at Lincoln City to join forces again with ex-Claret Micky Mellon – formerly his boss at Shrewsbury Town – last month.

The 20-year-old scored on his debut and has helped Rovers take seven points from their last three games – including a draw at leaders Wrexham.

Khius Metz has just returned to action with Chorley in National League North following a spell out injured, while Harry Limb continues to be involved with Matlock Town, where the 18-year-old has scored twice since joining the Gladiators on loan last month.


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