Swansea City Loan Watch | April 2022
Swansea City's loanees are continuing to gain valuable minutes and experience at their various loan clubs as the football season approaches its final decisive matches.
In Sky Bet League One, it’s make or break for Jordon Garrick and fifth-placed Plymouth Argyle as they prepare to host third place MK Dons at Home Park in the final match of the season on Saturday.
The forward was a key component in the Pilgrim’s draw with Wigan Athletic last time out as he came off the bench midway through the second half to inject some urgency and attacking spark into proceedings.
It couldn’t be tighter at the top of the League One table and Garrick will be hoping for a similar performance on the weekend in order for Plymouth to secure their place in the play-off spots.
At the other end of the table, Morgan Whittaker has had an eventful April for Lincoln City, scoring three but also seeing red.
Safety is secured for the Imps ahead of their final fixture against basement boys Crewe Alexandra. Whittaker bagged the opening goal in a victory over Charlton Athletic on April 2, but was sent off in the second half of that match.
He returned with a bang to score a brace against Cheltenham Town and also started against Accrington Stanley a few days later.
Liam Cullen has also featured regularly over the course of the month, starting five of the last six games for Lincoln.
It’s been a tale of injuries for Swans players in League Two. Following Branden Cooper’s return to SA1 last month to continue treatment for a knee injury, namesake Ollie has been sidelined for most of April with a groin issue.
His absence has coincided with a poor run of form for loan club Newport County who, after picking up just four points from the five matches he missed, have found themselves slipping from automatic promotion contenders to 11th.
Cooper returned to action with a 15 minute cameo off the bench against Colchester on Friday evening, but he was unable to prevent a defeat which effectively ends the Exiles play-off hopes for this season.
Midfielder Dan Williams has missed the past two matches for Dundalk after sustaining an injury in a 2-1 victory over Sligo Rovers on April 15. Prior to that, the midfielder had been enjoying plenty of game time for the Irish Premier Division team.