Posted on Wednesday, 14th November 2012 by Saad Noor
Jesse Lingard was a second-half substitute for Leicester City in an entertaining 2-2 derby draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
The 19-year-old made a positive impression after coming on for David Nugent on the hour mark but Michael Keane missed out after returning to Manchester for treatment on a hamstring injury. Lingard, however, is hoping to follow in Tom Cleverley’s footsteps and use the loan experience to break into United’s first team.
“I look at Tom Cleverley and what he has achieved, becoming part of the United first team, and he had his first loan move to Leicester,” Lingard told the Leicester Mercury. “He stepped up and it would be good to follow in his footsteps.
“He is someone to look up to because, when he was younger, he was one of the small guys, like me. He didn’t get much playing time in the youth team but he went out on loan, stuck at it and worked hard, and that is what I want to do.”
Ben Amos was reluctantly criticised by Hull manager Steve Bruce after making a mistake during The Tigers’ 2-1 defeat to Cardiff with Robbie Brady replacing former Red Paul McShane in the second half. Despite making a string of saves, Amos was blamed for the opening goal and boss Bruce said to the Hull Daily Mail: “Ben’s form is typical of a young player. Do we look to protect him because he’s a young lad? That’s something we’ll have to look at in the week. We’ll see how his confidence is. That’s why he’s here and why all the young lads come out on loan, they come here to improve and grow.
“He made some terrific saves but it’s disappointing because he just hasn’t seen the guy. He should always come and catch it at its highest and he didn’t see him coming in. That was the wrong decision. He’s a young goalkeeper who will improve with time but, at the moment, there’s too many mistakes.
“He’s got to get over them and stop it, because after that he’s kept us in the game. One save low was terrific. We know he’s capable but he’s got things he needs to work on.”
Luke Giverin played another full 90 minutes and was booked in Antwerp’s goalless draw at Westerlo while Gyliano van Velzen did not get a run-out.
Reece Brown was not involved either as Coventry lost 2-1 at home to Scunthorpe and Sean McGinty was an unused substitute in Carlisle’s 2-1 loss at Brentford.
John Cofie was out with a groin injury as Sheffield United fell to their first defeat of the League One campaign, losing 1-0 at MK Dons. Fabio’s injury woes continued as he did not make QPR’s trip to Stoke.