The Loan Report: Johnstone Conceded Six

The Loan Report

Sam Johnstone – Aston Villa

After a run of clean sheets in March and April, Johnstone’s goal was breached six times over the Easter weekend. Aston Villa lost twice by the same score-line to two promotion-chasing sides. On Saturday it was a 3-1 home defeat to Reading with the away side scoring three of their eight shots on target. Johnstone was on hand to prevent a heavier loss and distributed the ball well. Monday was Villa’s trip to Fulham, where again they were beaten 3-1. The young goalkeeper had less to do in this game but still conceded three from five shots on target.

Andreas Pereira – Granada

Pereira started the 3-0 loss at home to Celta Vigo but was withdrawn after 73 minutes of action. During that time he was again one of the bright sparks of a poor performance, having two shots and making two key passes. Pereira has had good ratings this season and is the third highest scorer for the relegation-threatened side. It may be too late to prevent their relegation but, new boss Tony Adams will surely keep the forward in the side until the end of the season.

Adnan Januzaj – Sunderland

Januzaj did not start the 2-2 draw with West Ham on Saturday but came on with 15 minutes remaining as Sunderland chased the game. Although Sunderland levelled the game after his introduction, he was not directly involved. The forward did not have much time to greatly impact the game during his minutes, completing just 40% of his passes and having seven touches.