Ryan Tunnicliffe has returned to United after spending seven months at Darren Ferguson’s Peterbrough United. Tunnicliffe made a real impact in the side whenever selected and Posh fans took to the 18-year-old’s enthusiasm and work-rate. Tunnicliffe, writing on his Twitter page added: “I want to thank all the Peterborough fans for the great support I received while I was there.
“I had a great time and made some great friends. I hope you enjoyed watching me play and know that I gave 110% every time that I played.”
Peterbrough fan It’s ‘POSHUpNorth’ commented on local paper Peterborough Today’s website to bid Tunners farewell. He said: “Real shame to see the lad go & for my money he didn’t get enough game time. Thanks Tunners, I enjoyed your commitment & attitude.”
The surprise news in midweek was that Tomasz Kuszczak was shipped out to Watford until the end of the season. The ‘Pole In Goal’ had grown frustrated at Old Trafford with limited playing time due to the emergence of newboys Anders Lindegaard and David De Gea while Ben Amos and Sam Johnstone have been between the sticks for the reserves. Kuszczak wants a place in, home-nation, Poland’s Euro 2012 squad and feels a regular run of games will get him back in contention. However, it was a nervy debut for the ring-rusty ‘keeper as he was caught off his line for Rickie Lambert’s opener in Watford’s 3-0 defeat by Southampton.
With many blaming him for the defeat, Watford boss Sean Dyche had to defend the newboy as he told BBC Three Counties Radio: “I’ve got no concerns over Tomasz Kuszczak. He will be fine.”
The Watford boss continued: “We’re not big finger-pointers here, we get on with it as a team. You score together and if you concede, you concede as a team.”
Another loan move saw Morecambe complete the signing of United defender Sean McGinty on loan until 31 March. The 18-year-old, who can play as a centre-back or on the left-hand side of defence, has played for the Republic of Ireland at Under-19 level. He joined United in 2009 from Charlton but has not yet played for the first team. McGinty could make his Shrimps debut on Tuesday against Dagenham & Redbridge.
Scott Wootton only managed a 2-minute cameo ib Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 win over Birmingham whilst Robbie Brady played an hour of Hull’s 0-0 bore draw with Brighton. The Irishman hardly got a kick but had some good news this week as he was named Ireland Under-21’s player of the year. Well done Rob.
Kiko Macheda was not involved in QPR’s 1-0 loss to Fulham and the week gets work for the Italian as he has been charged by the FA for an alleged homophobic tweet.
John Cofie was an unused substitute in Antwerp’s 1-0 loss to KV Oostende.
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