OUT OF the four first-team Potters currently plying their trade out on loan, two made imposing winning appearances as their respective side’s battle at either end of the Championship and League One table.
Brek Shea put in an impressive 78-minute performance for Barnsley as they defeated Blackpool 2-0 at Oakwell in a game which also saw former Potter Liam Lawrence make his Tykes debut.
The American almost found himself on the score sheet but saw his deflected effort fly agonisingly wide. It was an important win for the Yorkshire outfit as they attempt to climb off the bottom of the Championship.
Jamie Ness made his first league start for Leyton Orient against Crewe Alexandra. The Scot worked hard as he got 60-minutes under his belt before being replaced on the hour mark.
Orient were 2-1 winners away at the Railwaymen, meaning the O’s steam rolled back to the top of League One as they continue to look like certainties for promotion come the end of the season.
Michael Kightly was an unused substitute in Burnley’s 1-1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday, in a game manager Sean Dyche described as the Championship sides best display of the season. The midfielder has not appeared for the Clarets since late December.
Cameron Jerome was ineligible to play in Crystal Palace’s win over the Potters, due to being on loan at the Eagles from Stoke.