Southampton loan news: Ramirez nets as McQueen features

A number of Southampton's loan players were in action during the week.

Southampton loan news: Ramirez nets as McQueen features

Both Gaston Ramirez and Sam McQueen were influential to their sides picking up important wins in the Championship and League One respectively, as they look to impress in their time away from Southampton.

Ramirez nets first goal

Ramirez was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough in January, as boss Ronald Koeman confirmed that the attacking midfielder has no future at the club.

He has made three appearances for Boro since making the move, saving his best for against Cardiff, scoring it a top-class volley which gave Boro a 2-1 lead at the time.

He came close to a second as his goal-bound header was put into his own net by Cardiff defender Matthew Connolly to level the game just before half-time.

Ramirez was also involved in another chance as he was fouled in the box, but Grant Leadbitter had his penalty saved by David Marshall.

Ramirez celebrates his goal (photo:
Ramirez celebrates his goal (photo:

Isgrove gets more minutes

Lloyd Isgrove was also in action this mid-week as his Barnsley side picked up a creditable goalless draw against Bury in League One.

The youngster played the full 90 minutes, but his side just couldn't break the deadlock and remain 10th just six points off the play-offs.

Barnsley are next in action this weekend as they travel to Crewe Alexandra in the league.

McQueen makes impact

Sam McQueen was also involved in a win as his side turned over league leaders Burton Albion on Monday evening.

McQueen came off the bench to play for the final half hour and he grabbed an assit in the closing moments as he set-up David Mooney to complete the win.

McQueen has done very well for the Shrimpers in his short time at the club and will be hoping to keep building up the minutes to aid his development as a player.

Southend lie in seventh place, just two points off of the play-offs and are next in action on Saturday when they host fourth placed Walsall.