Loan Watch | Main continues to net at The Spartans

By Brad Saxton | Image courtesy of Blyth Spartans / Paul Scott

In today’s edition of ‘Loan Watch’, we look back at how some of the players are getting on during loan spells at fellow clubs as well as their upcoming fixtures.

The club can confirm midfielder Finlay Barnes has returned following the conclusion of his one-month loan spell with Darlington.

Cedric Main

The forward has made a fine start to his loan spell at Blyth Spartans since he re-joined his former club on a loan deal till January 2024.

The striker was amongst the goals during his first four appearances, netting twice in as many games against Boston and Farsley Celtic, as well as assisting two further goals during Blyth’s 4-0 rout of the latter.

Most recently, Main scored once and assisted two other goals in their 3-1 win over Bradford Park Avenue in the Emirates FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round replay, before netting a late consolation goal in their 3-1 defeat at home to Alfreton Town last weekend, in what was Main’s 50th competitive appearance for the North-East club.

Main and The Spartans next face Worksop Town in the 3rd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup this coming Saturday.

Sam Sanders

The defender has become a regular starter for the White Tigers so far this season, featuring at both centre-back and left back for Truro City in the National League South.

After signing a loan deal with the Southern-Based club until January 2024, the club currently sit 11th in the sixth tier, having helped the club to four league wins and two draws in their opening ten games in the league.

Sanders and Truro next take on Chippenham Town in the league this coming Saturday as they look to close a four point gap between themselves and the National League South playoff positions.

Kevin Joshua 

The summer signing is still yet to make his first competitive appearance for the Minstermen, but he made outings in pre-season against Garforth Town and Selby Town.

Last week, the 6ft 6in defender joined up with newly promoted Pitching In Northern Premier League side Macclesfield FC and he immediately joined their matchday squad for their 2-0 win over Stafford Rangers last weekend, where he featured on the bench for Mark Duffy’s side.

He also featured on the bench in their 1-1 draw at Ilkeston Town on Tuesday night, but he is yet to come on and make his debut for the club.

This weekend, Joshua and Macclesfield take on Warrington Rylands in the Emirates FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round.

Jonny Haase

Left-back Jonny Haase, who is on three-month loan from City, continues to make the bench for Stockton Town.

The Anchors currently sit in 8th place, three points outside of the play-off positions in the Pitching In Northern Premier League East Division.

Jonny and Stockton Town host fellow promotion hopefuls this coming Saturday when they take on North Ferriby United on home soil.

Ethan Henderson 

The young forward joined Northern Premier League club Atherton Collieries on a one-month loan deal earlier this week.

He made his debut in Tuesday night’s 2-1 home defeat against Bamber Bridge after coming off the bench as a second half substitute.

Henderson and Atherton are back in action next Tuesday evening when they take on Hyde United at home in the league.