Connor Stanley.

Loan watch: US move sealed while duo sparkle

Tuesday 06 April 2021 09:35

We kick off our latest loan round-up with news of a fresh move for a member of our Under-23s squad.

Winger Connor Stanley completed a switch to the United States with Atlanta United's second team, posting on Instagram to say:  "It's been a long and tough process but I am happy to announce that I am joining Atlanta United 2 on loan until the end of the season.

“I am so happy and excited about the opportunity ahead of me and cannot wait to get back on the pitch, doing what I love and giving my all.”

We wish the 19-year-old the very best of luck.

James Garner was outstanding in Nottingham Forest's two Easter fixtures.

Aside from the new move, some of our existing loanees continue to really impress with James Garner enjoying a superb Easter period with goals on Friday and Monday for Nottingham Forest.

The midfielder hit the only goal in a 1-0 triumph at Cardiff City, just before the half-hour mark, when sweeping home a cross by Cyrus Christie.

He followed it up with a swirling free-kick from the left-hand side that ended up in the top corner of Seny Dieng's net during a 3-1 victory over QPR.

The back-to-back wins take Forest up to 15th place in the Championship table and surely kills off any threat of relegation for Chris Hughton's men.

Forest's next fixture is away to Bristol City on Saturday afternoon as Garner aims to score in a third successive match.

Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard continues to go from strength to strength during his spell at West Ham United.


Lingard is clearly one of the form players in the Premier League as he ran Wolves ragged during a 3-2 away win for David Moyes's team.

The England international scored a brilliant solo goal to open the scoring before a neat turn wide on the left led to Pablo Fornals doubling the lead. He drove at the home defence again to set up Jarrod Bowen for a third and, despite a fightback by the Molineux side, the victory moves the east Londoners into the top four.

Since he made his debut for the Hammers, only Tottenham's Harry Kane has scored more goals in the top flight.

There is a tough game up next for West Ham when they are at home to third-placed Leicester City, one of Jesse's former loan clubs, on Sunday.