2009–10 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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Blackburn Rovers
2009–10 season
Chairman John Williams
Manager Sam Allardyce
Premier League 10th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
David Dunn (9)
All:
David Dunn (10)
Highest home attendance 29,912 (vs. Manchester United,
11 April 2010)
Lowest home attendance 8,419 (vs. Peterborough United,
27 October 2009)
Average home league attendance 26,277 (league), 15,050 (Cup), 23,686 (all comps)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2009–10 season was Blackburn Rovers' 122nd season as a professional football club. The 2009–10 season was Blackburn Rovers' 16th season in the Premier League, and their 9th consecutive season in the top division of English football.

Pre-season[edit]

Ins and outs[edit]

The end of the previous season saw the departure of first-team squad players. Andre Ooijer,[1] Aaron Mokoena[2] and Tugay Kerimoğlu[3] all left the club on free transfers. With that in mind Sam Allardyce wasted no time in bringing new additions into the club, with the signing of the South African international winger Elrio Van Heerden[4] from Club Brugge on 2 June on a free transfer.

A few weeks later, Roque Santa Cruz[5] signed for Manchester City ending 12 months of speculation. Two days later, Matt Derbyshire[6] completed a move to Olympiacos, where he had been on loan since January 2009. With the incoming cash Blackburn quickly move to secure Gaël Givet[7] to a permanent contract following his successful loan spell from Marseille in the second half of the prior season.

He was swiftly followed into Ewood Park by another free transfer, right-back Lars Jacobsen,[8] who had been released from Everton following two years plagued by injury, and Steven Nzonzi,[9] a central midfielder who joined from French club Amiens for an undisclosed fee.

With the departure of two strikers and the lack of depth shown up front the prior season by being forced to play Christopher Samba as a striker for the most part, the attention was then shifted to strengthening the frontline. After being linked to numerous big name strikers such as Bojan,[10] Ruud van Nistelrooy[11] and Christian Vieri[12] throughout the summer, Blackburn finally secured the signings of Franco Di Santo[13] on loan and the permanent signing of Croatian striker Nikola Kalinić[14] in early August. Due to the arrival of two new strikers Paul Gallagher was allowed to leave the club, joining Championship side Leicester in order to play first team football.[15]

In mid August, Michel Salgado[16] became available on a free transfer after being released by Real Madrid. Given Allardyce's previous experience of prolonging older players careers, Salgado opted to join Blackburn. This would seemingly signal the end of any summer transfer activity as the board had requested that the wage bill be reduced and that a large amount of the transfer fees received from the sales of Santa Cruz and Derbyshire go towards paying off existing debt and supporting the upcoming season's wage bill.[17]

However, after the season had begun, Aston Villa began to pursue Blackburn's previous player of the season, Stephen Warnock.[18] Unable to resist the money on offer Blackburn accepted the bid and allowed the player to leave. A reason behind allowing the move was that a ready replacement was already lined up, in the form of Pascal Chimbonda,[19] who joined on the same day as Warnock departed.

Barring loan deals to lower league teams, this would mark the end of Blackburn's summer transfer activities.

Friendlies[edit]

  • The matches against Nacional and Hajduk Split were both 45 minutes in length as part of a mini tournament.
  • The match against Roma ended with a penalty shoot-out which Blackburn lost 3-2.

Premier League[edit]

August[edit]


At the end of August, Blackburn were sitting 18th in the table, taking only 1 point from a possible 9.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
18 Blackburn Rovers 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

September[edit]


From the September fixtures Blackburn had taken 6 points from a possible 9 and moved up to 13th in the table.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 1 3 6 9 -3 7

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

October[edit]


From the October fixtures Blackburn had taken 3 points from a possible 12 and moved down to 17th in the table.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
17 Blackburn Rovers 10 3 1 6 11 24 -13 10

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

November[edit]


At the end of November Blackburn were sitting 13th in the table taking 7 points from a possible 12.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13 Blackburn Rovers 14 5 2 7 16 28 -12 17

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

December[edit]


At the end of December Blackburn remained 13th in the table taking 4 points from a possible 18.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13 Blackburn Rovers 20 5 6 9 20 35 -15 21

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

January[edit]


At the end of January Blackburn were sitting 10th in the table taking 7 points from a possible 12.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Blackburn Rovers 24 7 7 10 25 40 -15 28

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

February[edit]


At the end of February Blackburn were sitting 10th in the table taking 6 points from a possible 12.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Blackburn Rovers 28 9 7 12 30 45 -15 34

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

March[edit]


At the end of March Blackburn were sitting 10th in the table taking 7 points from a possible 12.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Blackburn Rovers 32 11 8 13 35 50 -15 41

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

April[edit]


At the end of April Blackburn were sitting 11th in the table taking 3 points from a possible 12.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Blackburn Rovers 36 11 '11 14 38 54 -16 44

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

May[edit]


At the end of the season Blackburn finished 10th in the table taking a maximum 6 points out of 6 in May.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Blackburn Rovers 38 13 '11 14 41 55 -14 50

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Premier League results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H H A H A H A A H A A H H A A H A H A H H A A H H A A H H A A H H A H A
Result L L D W L W L W L L W W L D D D L L D D L W W D L W W L L D W W D D L D W W
Position 17 18 17 13 18 15 16 13 16 17 14 11 12 13 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 11 10 12 11 12 12 12 12 11 10 11 11 12 11 10 10

FA Cup[edit]

Third Round[edit]

Both managers seemed to have placed the mid-week League Cup semi-final higher on the priority list as, between them, they made a total of 16 changes from the teams that started their previous matches.

Villa's line-up was the stronger of the two and the home side went ahead after 12 minutes. Cutting in from the left, Ashley Young centred the ball to Nathan Delfouneso, who opened the scoring with a straightforward header from 10 yards out. Young could have extended the lead himself before Villa conceded a penalty when Nigel Reo-Coker was adjudged to have brought down Steven Reid, but Brad Guzan saved from David Dunn. The miss was made worse when Young's free-kick was glanced in by Carlos Cuellar to give Villa a 2-0 lead six minutes later. Things got even bleaker for Rovers when El-Hadji Diouf was given a straight red card before the break when he recklessly brought down Habib Beye.

Blackburn's attempts to get back into the match were given an unexpected lift when Guzan dropped an inswinging corner to allow Nikola Kalinic to score. Villa suddenly looked perturbed and Kalinic could have levelled matters after being sent clear by substitute Morten Gamst Pedersen, but Villa restored their authority when Reo-Coker had a shot turned round the post and, in the 90th minute, Gael Givet brought down John Carew in the box with the Norwegian sending Rovers keeper Jason Brown the wrong way from the spot to send Blackburn crashing out at the first hurdle.

League Cup[edit]

Second round[edit]

As one of the 13 Premier League teams not involved in European competition, Blackburn entered at the second round along with the winners from the first round plus Newcastle United and Middlesbrough, who also received a first round bye. The draw for the second round took place on 12 August, after the first round had been completed.[20] Blackburn were drawn away to Gillingham; the match was played on 25 August.[21]

Blackburn started the game brightly and, within 5 minutes, were 1–0 up when David Dunn slotted home Nikola Kalinić's through ball. Gillingham pressed for an equaliser and went closest when Mark McCammon headed just wide. Two minutes after the break, Rovers doubled their lead when Keith Andrews crossed the ball for David Hoilett to score his first goal for the club with a diving header. In the 70th minute Zurab Khizanishvili brought down Simeon Jackson in the box; Jackson himself got back up and scored from the spot to bring Gillingham back into the game. It proved not to be for Gillingham as Blackburn's progress into the next round was sealed 4 minutes later when Morten Gamst Pedersen scored direct from a corner on the right hand side.

Third round[edit]

The draw for the third round took place on 29 August, after the second round had been played. The seven Premier League teams involved in European competition entered at this stage, joined by the winners from the second round. Blackburn were drawn away to Nottingham Forest; the tie was played on 22 September.[21]

Both teams created a few chances in an opening period where Forest looked more than a match for their Premiership rivals, although it was Blackburn who took the lead in the 37th minute when Benni McCarthy's cross-cum-shot-cum-free kick bypassed everyone in the box and nestled in the far corner. Forest were nearly level soon after when Robert Earnshaw's freekick struck the corner of the goal frame with Jason Brown beaten. Forest continued to press after the break and were awarded a penalty on 70 minutes when Steven Reid handled in the box. Dexter Blackstock stepped up to take the penalty but it was saved by Jason Brown. In the 90th minute Earnshaw had an even better chance to draw his team level but managed to blast over from a yard out.

Fourth round[edit]

The draw for the fourth round took place after the third round games had been played, on 26 September; the matches were played in the week beginning 26 October.[21] Blackburn were drawn at home to Championship side Peterborough.

Sam Allardyce opted to make seven changes from the team beaten at Chelsea and was swiftly rewarded when Morten Gamst Pedersen rifled home a free kick in the fourth minute. Peterborough fought back and after a dangerous free kick of their own equalised when Chris Whelpdale headed Chris Rowe's cross back across Jason Brown and into the back of the net. Just before half-time Peterborough were reduced to ten men when goalkeeper Joe Lewis was sent off when he brought down Pedersen after a defensive header had fallen short. Steven Reid stepped up to take the penalty and, despite slipping whilst taking the kick, still scored.

5 minutes after the restart Peterborough once again got themselves on level terms when George Boyd hit a fierce left-foot effort past Brown. The game was effectively ended as a contest in the 57th minute when Michel Salgado collected Brett Emerton's pass and blasted in his first goal in English football. In the 72nd minute Benni McCarthy calmly slid the ball past substitute keeper James McKeown after being put through by Nikola Kalinić and, when Blackburn were awarded a penalty for handball two minutes later, Kalinić stepped up to the spot and converted for his first goal for the club. Blackburn were successfully through to the fifth round for the third successive season.

Fifth round[edit]

The fifth round draw took place on 31 October, with Blackburn being handed a home tie against Chelsea. The match was played on 2 December.[21]

The tie started at a fast and frenetic pace, with both teams showing a willingness to attack from the opening whistle. Nikola Kalinic shot wide under pressure from Ferreira shortly before his ninth-minute opener, a well-constructed goal that saw Morten Gamst Pedersen play in Pascal Chimbonda, who in turn drilled the ball low across the face of goal for Kalinic to slot home. Chelsea were unusually wasteful in possession and struggled to create clear-cut openings. Even so, Salomon Kalou, John Obi Mikel, Joe Cole, Michael Ballack and Yuri Zhirkov all either forced regulation saves from Paul Robinson or missed the target before the break. Kalou's miss was the most glaring, heading wide from six yards at the far post.

Carlo Ancelotti made a bold triple substitution at half-time, introducing Jeffrey Bruma, Gaël Kakuta and Didier Drogba. It looked like a good decision as, after being on the pitch for just three minutes, Drogba climbed above Ryan Nelsen to head home Florent Malouda's cross. 4 minutes later, Chelsea took the lead when Zhirkov collected a loose ball and released Kalou, who closed in on goal before slotting the ball beyond Robinson. Rovers levelled in the 64th minute when Kalinic attempted to head Brett Emerton's deflected cross at the near post. The striker didn't appear to get anything on the ball but, regardless, did enough to distract Hilario and the ball went in at the far post.

Chelsea were reduced to 10 men when Kalou limped off; due to the triple change at half-time, they were unable to bring on a replacement. Rovers thought they had snatched a dramatic victory in injury-time but McCarthy's effort was ruled out for offside. Kalinic then forced a good save from Hilario but Chelsea survived to take the match into extra-time.

Rovers' pressure eventually told when the home team regained the lead from the penalty spot early in extra-time. Zhirkov clearly fouled substitute David Hoilett and McCarthy sent Hilario the wrong way from the penalty spot. Ferreira equalised with just about the last action of extra time with a neat finish from a tight angle after Robinson had flapped at a cross.

Kakuta missed the crucial spot kick as Rovers won the shoot-out 4-3 to seal a place in the last four. The 18-year-old struck the ball straight at Paul Robinson, who had earlier sensationally tipped Michael Ballack's spot kick on to the post.

Semi-final[edit]

Originally scheduled for 5 January 2010, the first leg was postponed as police advised that the travelling conditions for both sets of supporters were unsafe.[22] The game was rearranged for 14 January.[23]

First–team squad[edit]

As of 28 January 2010[24]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Paul Robinson
2 Denmark DF Lars Jacobsen
4 Republic of the Congo DF Christopher Samba
5 France DF Gaël Givet
6 New Zealand DF Ryan Nelsen (captain)
7 Australia MF Brett Emerton
8 England MF David Dunn
9 Grenada FW Jason Roberts
11 Australia MF Vince Grella
12 Norway MF Morten Gamst Pedersen
13 Georgia (country) DF Zurab Khizanishvili
14 Algeria MF Amine Linganzi
15 France MF Steven Nzonzi
16 Republic of Ireland MF Steven Reid
17 Republic of Ireland MF Keith Andrews
18 Senegal MF El Hadji Diouf
19 Republic of Ireland MF Aaron Doran
20 Turkey MF Yıldıray Baştürk
No. Position Player
21 Sweden DF Martin Olsson
22 Croatia FW Nikola Kalinić
23 Canada FW David Hoilett
24 Republic of Ireland MF Keith Treacy
25 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Judge
26 Argentina FW Franco Di Santo (on loan from Chelsea)
27 Spain DF Michel Salgado
28 England DF Phil Jones
29 Republic of Ireland MF Gavin Gunning
30 Netherlands FW Maceo Rigters
32 Wales GK Jason Brown
34 England GK Frank Fielding
36 England FW Marcus Marshall
38 England GK Mark Bunn
39 France DF Pascal Chimbonda
- England MF Alex Marrow
- England MF Andy Haworth

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
10 South Africa FW Benni McCarthy (to West Ham United)

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Current squad

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Paul Robinson 35 0 0 0 3 0 38 0
2 DF Denmark Lars Jacobsen 11 (2) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 12 (3) 0
4 DF Republic of the Congo Christopher Samba 30 4 0 0 3 0 33 4
5 DF France Gaël Givet 33 (1) 2 1 0 3 0 37 (1) 2
6 DF New Zealand Ryan Nelsen 25 (3) 4 0 0 4 (1) 0 29 (4) 4
7 MF Australia Brett Emerton 17 (7) 0 0 0 5 2 22 (7) 2
8 MF England David Dunn 20 (3) 9 1 0 3 (1) 1 24 (4) 10
9 FW Grenada Jason Roberts 15 (14) 5 0 0 1 (1) 0 16 (15) 5
11 MF Australia Vince Grella 10 (5) 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 10 (7) 0
12 MF Norway Morten Gamst Pedersen 27 (6) 3 0 (1) 0 5 2 32 (7) 5
13 DF Georgia (country) Zurab Khizanishvili 0 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 1 (1) 0
15 MF France Steven Nzonzi 33 2 0 0 5 0 38 2
16 MF Republic of Ireland Steven Reid 1 (3) 0 1 0 3 (2) 1 5 (5) 1
17 MF Republic of Ireland Keith Andrews 22 (10) 1 0 0 1 (2) 0 23 (12) 1
18 MF Senegal El Hadji Diouf 24 (2) 3 1 0 0 0 25 (2) 3
19 MF Republic of Ireland Aaron Doran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 DF Sweden Martin Olsson 19 (2) 1 1 0 4 (1) 1 24 (3) 2
22 FW Croatia Nikola Kalinić 14 (12) 2 1 1 6 4 21 (12) 7
23 FW Canada David Hoilett 8 (15) 0 0 0 3 (1) 1 11 (16) 1
25 MF England Alan Judge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 FW Argentina Franco Di Santo 15 (7) 1 1 0 0 (1) 0 16 (8) 1
27 DF Spain Michel Salgado 16 (5) 0 1 0 4 1 21 (5) 1
28 DF England Phil Jones 7 (2) 0 1 0 2 0 10 (2) 0
29 DF Republic of Ireland Gavin Gunning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 GK Wales Jason Brown 3 (1) 0 1 0 3 0 7 (1) 0
34 GK England Frank Fielding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 GK England Mark Bunn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 DF France Pascal Chimbonda 22 (2) 1 1 0 3 (1) 0 26 (3) 1

Former players

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
(3) DF England Stephen Warnock 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
(10) FW South Africa Benni McCarthy 7 (7) 1 0 0 3 (2) 3 10 (9) 4
(14) FW Scotland Paul Gallagher 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
(20) MF South Africa Elrio Van Heerden 0 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 0 (2) 0
(24) MF Republic of Ireland Keith Treacy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Substitution appearances in brackets

  • Last Update: 31 January 2010[25]
  • Data does not include appearances/goals obtained whilst at another club
  • Substitution appearances in (brackets)
  • LeaguePremier League
  • FA CupFA Cup
  • League CupLeague Cup

Starting formations[edit]

As of 31 January 2010

Formation Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
4-4-2 11 1 3 15
4-5-1 13 0 2 15
4-3-3 0 0 1 1

Discipline[edit]

Current squad

As of 13 May 2010

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
1 GK England Paul Robinson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF Republic of the Congo Christopher Samba 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 2
5 DF France Gaël Givet 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
6 DF New Zealand Ryan Nelsen 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
7 MF Australia Brett Emerton 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 MF England David Dunn 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
11 MF Australia Vince Grella 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1
12 MF Norway Morten Gamst Pedersen 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
15 MF France Steven Nzonzi 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
16 MF Republic of Ireland Steven Reid 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
17 MF Republic of Ireland Keith Andrews 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
18 MF Senegal El Hadji Diouf 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
21 DF Sweden Martin Olsson 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
22 FW Croatia Nikola Kalinić 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
26 FW Argentina Franco Di Santo 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
27 DF Spain Michel Salgado 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
32 GK Wales Jason Brown 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
39 DF France Pascal Chimbonda 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
TOTALS 54 2 1 1 8 1 63 4

Former players

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
(3) DF England Stephen Warnock 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
(10) FW South Africa Benni McCarthy 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
(14) FW Scotland Paul Gallagher 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Previous Club Cost
2 June 2009 South Africa Elrio Van Heerden Belgium Club Brugge Free[4]
26 June 2009 France Gaël Givet France Marseille Undisclosed[7]
29 June 2009 Denmark Lars Jacobsen England Everton Free[8]
3 July 2009 France Steven Nzonzi France Amiens Undisclosed[9]
13 August 2009 Croatia Nikola Kalinić Croatia Hajduk Split £6,000,000[14]
19 August 2009 Spain Michel Salgado Spain Real Madrid Free[16]
27 August 2009 France Pascal Chimbonda England Tottenham Undisclosed[19]
27 January 2010 Turkey Yıldıray Baştürk Germany Stuttgart Free[26]
28 January 2010 Algeria Amine Linganzi France Saint-Étienne Free[27]

Out[edit]

Date Player New Club Cost
22 June 2009 Paraguay Roque Santa Cruz England Manchester City Undisclosed[5]
24 June 2009 England Matt Derbyshire Greece Olympiacos Undisclosed[6]
1 July 2009 South Africa Aaron Mokoena England Portsmouth Free[2]
1 July 2009 Turkey Tugay Retired -
1 July 2009 Netherlands Andre Ooijer Netherlands PSV Eindhoven Free[1]
21 August 2009 Scotland Paul Gallagher England Leicester Undisclosed[15]
27 August 2009 England Stephen Warnock England Aston Villa Undisclosed[18]
11 January 2010 South Africa Elrio Van Heerden Turkey Sivasspor Free[28]
1 February 2010 South Africa Benni McCarthy England West Ham Undisclosed[29]
1 February 2010 Republic of Ireland Keith Treacy England Preston North End Undisclosed[30]

Loaned in[edit]

Date Player Club Return Date
3 August 2009 Argentina Franco Di Santo England Chelsea May 2010[31]

Loaned out[edit]

Date Player Club Return Date
24 July 2009 Republic of Ireland Keith Treacy England Sheffield United December 2009[32][33]
2 August 2009 England Mark Bunn England Sheffield United May 2010[34][35]
4 August 2009 Republic of Ireland Alan Judge England Plymouth Argyle January 2010[36]
6 August 2009 Republic of Ireland Gavin Gunning England Tranmere Rovers September 2009[37]
6 August 2009 England Alex Marrow England Oldham Athletic May 2010[38][39][40]
6 August 2009 England Nick Blackman England Oldham Athletic January 2010[39][41]
17 September 2009 Georgia (country) Zurab Khizanishvili England Newcastle United December 2009[42]
29 September 2009 England Frank Fielding England Leeds United November 2009[43]
5 October 2009 Republic of Ireland Aaron Doran England MK Dons November 2009[44]
16 October 2009 Northern Ireland Johnny Flynn England Chester City November 2009[45]
13 November 2009 England Andy Haworth England Gateshead December 2009[46]
19 November 2009 Republic of Ireland Steven Reid England Queens Park Rangers December 2009[47]
26 November 2009 Northern Ireland Johnny Flynn England Accrington Stanley May 2010[48][49]
22 January 2010 England Andy Haworth England Rochdale June 2010[50]
22 January 2010 Republic of Ireland Gavin Gunning England Rotherham United May 2010[51][52]
23 January 2010 England Marcus Marshall England Rotherham United May 2010[52][53]
25 January 2010 Georgia (country) Zurab Khizanishvili England Reading May 2010[54]
1 February 2010 England Frank Fielding England Rochdale May 2010[55]
22 February 2010 Republic of Ireland Aaron Doran England Leyton Orient March 2010[56]

External links[edit]

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