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Loan Watch: Gos On The Goal Trail

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Dan Gosling scored his first senior goal in almost two years with a long-range strike for Blackpool on Saturday

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Dan Gosling opened his goalscoring account for Blackpool in a bad-tempered draw with Blackburn on Saturday.

The midfielder's long-range shot flew past Rovers keeper Jake Kean in the 39th minute and looked set to be the winner until Steve Davies' last minute own goal.

Both sides had a man sent off while there was a mass brawl at Bloomfield Road. Gosling picked up a yellow card as he played the whole match.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Shane Ferguson was back in the starting XI for Birmingham as they drew 1-1 with Derby and the Northern Irishman came off with two minutes to go.

Michael Richardson came on in stoppage time as Accrington continued their revival with a 2-1 victory at Morecambe but in the Scottish Premier League, St. Mirren's recent good run was ended by a 4-0 defeat to Dundee United with Conor Newton completing 90 minutes.

In Greece, Mehdi Abeid was an 81st minute substitute for Panathinaikos and set up a goal in a 2-0 win against Ergotelis while on Friday, in France's Ligue 2, Romain Amalfitano played for 72 minutes as Dijon drew 0-0 at Arles.