Loan Watch: Bantams Beaten Despite Vuckic Brace
Written by Rory Mitchinson
Haris Vuckic struck a brace but was unable to prevent his Bradford City side losing narrowly at Morecambe in the Checkatrade Trophy last night.
The Slovenian had given the Bantams the lead shortly after the break at the Globe Arena, only for the hosts to equalise just two minutes later through Paul Mullin.
Cole Stockton then put the Shrimps in command with two quick-fire goals, with Vuckic's second late on amounting to little more than a consolation.
Elsewhere, Macaulay Gillesphey clocked up 90 minutes as Carlisle United saw off Fleetwood Town to seal a record-breaking eighth consecutive win. A 4-2 victory at Brunton Park made sure of the feat, surpassing the achievements of the Cumbrians' 1996-97 side.
In Group D of the Southern Section, Jamie Sterry was withdrawn at half-time as Coventry City fought back from two goals down to record a 4-2 win at Wycombe Wanderers. Former Magpie Gael Bigirimana was on target for the Sky Blues, who maintained their 100% record in the competition.
Tom Heardman, meanwhile, did not feature as Hartlepool United were beaten 2-1 by Rochdale in front of just 380 fans at Victoria Park.
OUT ON LOAN
Siem de Jong- PSV Eindhoven (season-long loan)
Tim Krul- Ajax (season-long loan)
Henri Saivet - Saint-Etienne (season-long loan)
Florian Thauvin - Marseille (season-long loan)
Kevin Mbabu - BSC Young Boys (season-long loan)
Emmanuel Riviere- Osasuna (season-long loan)
Ivan Toney - Shrewsbury Town (loan until January)
Macaulay Gillesphey - Carlisle United (loan until January)
Adam Armstrong- Barnsley (loan until January)
Jamie Sterry - Coventry City (loan until January)
Haris Vuckic- Bradford City (loan until January)
Sammy Ameobi- Bolton Wanderers (loan until January)
Kyle Cameron - Newport County (loan until January)
Alex Gilliead - Luton Town (loan until January)
Tom Heardman - Hartlepool United (loan until January)
Paul Woolston - Blyth Spartans (work experience loan)