Date: 15th December 2011 at 10:16am
Written by:
Ryan Tunnicliffe

How's this United youngster faring at Posh?

Sam Johnstone has been a hit at Scunthorpe United as the Iron have extended the loan of the young keeper for a further month. Johnstone, 18, who has made 10 starts since joining the Iron in September, has now signed up until 10 January.

The teenage prospect is now back in action after recovering from a dislocated finger suffered while training with his parent club.
“I’m pleased to be staying because it’s about playing games,” Johnstone told BBC Radio Humberside.
He can’t have been pleased with the result at the weekend though, as Scunthorpe suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Carlisle with just seconds left on the clock. Scunthorpe substitute Jimmy Ryan and skipper Sam Togwell both missed golden chances before Zoko lifted the ball over Iron goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. Oliver Norwood missed the chance to play against his last loan club as he was suspended.

Danny Drinkwater was substituted after just 17 minutes due to injury in Barnsley’s 5-3 loss to Ipswich. They took the lead from the spot after Drinkwater was brought down by David Stockdale and Davies stepped up to send the England goalkeeper the wrong way on 13 minutes.

Ryan came off the bench at the break for Peterborough during their 1-1 draw at Leicester. The 18-year-old must be wondering what he needs to do to get into the first 11 as he made lung-bursting runs from midfield and forced Kasper Schmeichel into a one-handed save after a brilliant solo run. And Scott Wootton, who has been unlucky with injury this term, is back at London Road after receiving treatment for a knee injury at United.

Belgian defender Ritchie De Laet was out with a back injury as Grant Holt scored two headers for Norwich in their 4-2 win over Newcastle.

Robbie can chalk off one of his three-game suspension as he enjoys the festive period off with Hull winning at Coventry thanks to former Red Corry Evans who volleyed in the only goal of the game.

Joshua did not feature in Borussia Monchengladbach’s surprise defeat to Augsburg.