Loan Round-Up: Dowell Delivers Again For Forest

by Jack Matthews

Kieran Dowell continued his excellent form for Nottingham Forest in the Championship as he made it six goals and two assists in his past four starts.

Dowell was influential in Forest’s 4-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, having played 77 minutes as he scored one and set up Tyler Walker.

Dowell's strike was well taken, as the midfielder was put clean through on goal, knocked the ball calmly round the onrushing keeper and finished into the net.

The goal followed the 20-year-old Academy graduate's assist, where he charged down a QPR clearance to race forward, squaring the ball for Walker to score.

The result took Forest to ninth in the table, two points off Aston Villa who currently occupy the final play-off spot.

Top performance from the boys today 😎enjoyed that one !

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Staying in the Championship, Joe Williams played 90 minutes as his Barnsley side won 2-0 on Saturday against Birmingham City. The midfielder was crucial in ensuring the Tykes made it back-to-back wins. Liam Walsh, however, did not feature for Birmingham.

Antonee Robinson completed 90 minutes as Bolton won their first match in a month with a 2-1 victory against 13th-placed Norwich City. The win moved Bolton above Sunderland, who slipped to the bottom of the table. Both Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway did not feature in the Black Cats' 1-0 derby loss to Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Callum Connolly played 66 minutes in Ipswich’s 3-0 win against Preston, moving them to eighth in the table. Matthew Pennington did not feature for Leeds United as they went down 3-1 to Brentford.

As League Two took a break for the weekend with the first round of the FA Cup starting, Conor Grant played 90 minutes as Crewe won 2-1 against Rotherham. The match was decided by an 89th-minute winner to ensure Crewe progressed to the next round.

In Europe, Henry Onyekuru started on the bench for Anderlecht in their 0-0 draw against Club Brugge. The Nigerian striker came on on 71 minutes but was unable to find a winner.

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