James Garner.

Loan watch: Garner shines for Forest

Monday 07 February 2022 13:05

James Garner helped Nottingham Forest knock out Emirates FA Cup holders Leicester City in a passionate East Midlands derby on Sunday.

The Manchester United midfielder continues to impress during his loan spell at The City Ground and, in addition to a polished performance, he also supplied the assist for the third goal in an emphatic 4-1 victory, when his corner was headed home by Joe Worrall.

BBC pundit Martin Keown, the former Arsenal defender, commented: “I like the way he’s developing and growing as a player. It's his second year here on loan, you can see the development. He’s certainly playing with a lot more confidence right now."

Forest will now meet Huddersfield Town at home in the fifth round.

Brandon Williams also had a good weekend as he helped Norwich City spring a surprise with a 1-0 win at Wolves. The Canaries have enjoyed a revival of late and the full-back was awarded their Player of the Month award for January.

In posts on social media, the defender said: "Now's the time to build on it [the award] as a team and keep pushing. Three wins on the bounce and into the next round. Perfect Saturday!"

Kenny McLean scored the only goal at Molineux in first-half stoppage time, with a trip to Liverpool next up in the competition later this month.

Anthony Martial made his debut for Sevilla, playing 77 minutes as the La Liga title chasers lost ground on Real Madrid after drawing 0-0 at Osasuna.

Bournemouth's Ethan Laird is still out with a hamstring issue so missed Boreham Wood pulling off the giant-killing act of the round, with a 1-0 victory.

Away from the FA Cup, up in Scotland, Amad came off the bench late on in Rangers' 5-0 thumping of Hearts, while Dylan Levitt featured in Dundee United's goalless draw with St Johnstone.

Teden Mengi's Birmingham City suffered a 2-1 home reverse to Sheffield United in the Friday night Championship match.

Amad was a late substitute during a thumping 5-0 win for Rangers over Hearts.

Hull City lost 1-0 at Preston North End and have a huge fixture with Derby County on Tuesday night. Di'Shon Bernard was withdrawn due to injury in the second half and Tigers boss Shota Arveladze admitted the defender is a doubt for the clash with Wayne Rooney's Rams.

"He took some hard kicks on his legs so I gave him the chance to rest," revealed Arveladze. "But hopefully he's fine [for midweek]."

Reece Devine was another loanee to get game-time as Walsall lost 1-0 to Northampton Town but Ethan Galbraith was absent from Doncaster Rovers' excellent 2-1 away win at Sunderland.

Manager Gary McSheffrey told The Doncaster Free Press: "Ethan has still got that niggling calf problem. When I spoke to him on Thursday, it was fine but he reported it to the physio after training. He's spoken to his physios at Manchester United and he feels about a week off will do him the world of good." The Northern Ireland international now looks set to also sit out the upcoming game with Kieran McKenna's Ipswich Town.