FOOTBALL NEWS

31/01/2012 11:44, Report by James Tuck
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Loans: Quartet beaten

It was largely a weekend to forget for the United players out on loan, as four of the five suffered defeat with their respective clubs.

John Cofie scored his first goal on his third outing for Royal Antwerp in the Belgian outfit’s 1-1 creditable draw at Second Division leaders F.C.V. Dender E.H. on Sunday.

Federico Macheda came on at half-time for Queens Park Rangers against Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday, but the Italian was unable to make the breakthrough as his side were knocked out after a 1-0 home defeat.

Josh King and Robbie Brady also exited the cup with Hull City as Crawley Town claimed a surprise 1-0 win at the KC Stadium.

On his first start for the Tigers, King’s early first involvement was promising but, after a powerful run down the left, he couldn’t pick out fellow striker Matty Fryatt. The Norwegian forward was replaced in 65th minute.

Brady, meanwhile, went closest for the home side in the first half with a powerful low shot that was pushed around the post, before the Irish winger

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Reds on loan

Barclays Premier League
Kiko Macheda - QPR

npower Championship
Robbie Brady - Hull City
Joshua King - Hull City
Ryan Tunnicliffe - Peterborough

Belgian Second Division
John Cofie - Royal Antwerp

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