Crown Football Round-Up (07/09/2018)
This week, Ryan Leonard signed a loan deal with Millwall from Sheffield United - a move that will become a permanent transfer in January. And Millwall will pay what is a club-record, undisclosed fee for them for the midfielder. Ryan made a total of 17 appearances in all competitions for Sheffield United, including four this season.
Speaking of Ryan, Millwall manager Neil Harris said "He's a very talented player. He is very much your modern day player. He's athletic, has a great mentality, and is a winner. Ryan's a really good lad."
Ryan will have to wait until after the international break to make his Millwall debut, but he is eager to make an impact amongst his new team-mates. He told millwallfc.co.uk “I'm very happy to be here and looking forward to getting the Millwall shirt on and getting going with playing games.”
Congratulations Ryan and good luck for the season!
Everton U23’s had a 3-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Friday night in the Premier League Two. Two goals from Antony Evans along side Nathan Broadhead’s second half strike saw the Toffees ease to victory at the County Ground. The result leaves Everton top of Premier League 2 with 8 points from their 4 fixtures so far.
See Antony's goals below:
Liverpool U23 captain Corey Whelan has signed a loan deal with Crewe Alexandra until January 2019. He is a former product of their own junior academy and left Crewe for the Premier League club in 2007, when he was aged just nine.
Good luck Corey!
Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Christian Walton was featured in this week’s Championship Team of the Week, following a 1-0 win against Rotherham.
More good news for Christian this week, as he has been nominated for North West Football Awards Rising Star of the Year award. For Christian, the opposition comes from all four tiers including Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) and Lukas Nmecha (Manchester City). You can vote for Christian here.
Tranmere Rovers got their Checkatrade Trophy campaign underway on Tuesday evening at Prenton Park. Cole Stockton, Paul Mullin and Jay Harris all scored their first goals of the campaign for Rovers as they led 3-1 with 20 minutes to go. However, Rovers could not hold on to the lead, as the visitors fought back to seal a 4-3 win.
Ryan Kent played in the Rangers vs Celtic Old Firm derby at the weekend, which was televised on Sky Sports.
Stephy Mavididi has been training with the Juventus first team squad in Continassa.