Hibs loan round-up: João Baldé impresses, gametime worries for one loanee?

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Most of Hibs’ ten loanees were in action over the weekend – here’s how they got on...

Christian Doidge – Kilmarnock

Doidge came on for the last 20 minutes of Killie’s 2-0 draw with St Mirren in Paisley. He could be involved on Tuesday night when the Rugby Park side hosts Dundee United in the quarter-finals of the Premier Sports Cup.

Jack Brydon, Allan Delferrière, Emmanuel Johnson – FC Edinburgh

Delferrière and Brydon featured as the Citizens lost narrowly to Dunfermline at East End Park, with the unfortunate Liam Fontaine scoring an own goal in the last few minutes for a 1-0 victory for the Pars. The Belgian midfielder completed the full 90 minutes with Brydon a 52nd-minute replacement for Lee Hamilton.

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Johnson was an unused sub and has failed to feature in any of Edinburgh’s last three matches.

Stevie Bradley, Runar Hauge – Dundalk

Hauge was one of three changes made by Stephen O’Donnell for Dundalk’s trip to Finn Harps and the Norwegian played 65 minutes as the Lilywhites recorded a 2-1 win in Donegal. Stevie Bradley wasn’t involved.

João Baldé caught the eye for East Fife on Saturday in their 4-1 win against Bonnyrigg RoseJoão Baldé caught the eye for East Fife on Saturday in their 4-1 win against Bonnyrigg Rose
João Baldé caught the eye for East Fife on Saturday in their 4-1 win against Bonnyrigg Rose

João Baldé – East Fife

Baldé played the full 90 minutes and impressed as East Fife recovered from losing an early goal to post a 4-1 victory over Bonnyrigg Rose at New Dundas Park. The Fifers are back in action on Saturday when they travel to face league rivals Stenhousemuir on Scottish Cup duty.

Dan MacKay – Inverness Caledonian Thistle

MacKay played the full 90 minutes as the Caley Jags kept pace with Partick Thistle at the summit of the Scottish Championship with a 1-0 victory over Cove Rangers at the Balmoral Stadium. Billy Dodds’ side sit on 20 points, only behind Partick on goal difference, and three points ahead of third-placed Ayr United.

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MacKay is expected to be involved when Hamilton Accies visit the Highland capital on league duty on Tuesday night.

Kyle McClelland – Cove Rangers

McClelland continues to be sidelined through injury and played no part in Cove’s 1-0 defeat by Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the Balmoral Stadium. Jim McIntyre’s side travels to Ayr United this weekend but it remains to be seen if the on-loan Hibee recovers in time.

Dylan Tait – Arbroath

Tait played the full 90 minutes as Dick Campbell’s side drew 1-1 with Queen’s Park at Ochilview, Bobby Linn on target for the second game on the spin as he cancelled out Patrick Jarrett’s opener for the Spiders.

Arbroath host Raith Rovers on Wednesday night and are still searching for their second league win of the campaign.

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