Ipswich and Plymouth promoted as Leicester influence also spark life at West Bromwich, Watford and Wimbledon

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George Hirst scored one of the goals in the 6-0 win vs. Exeter, leading Ipswich to promotion back to the Championship. A massive season for the tractor boys as the Leicester loanee has again shown his quality at this level. Last season he also impressed on loan at Portsmouth.

The 1.91m England U.20 international has so far played 19 league games while at Portman Road, scoring 5 goals. One match left of the season, as a final push for this leagues winning trophy comes up next, being one point behind Plymouth.

Plymouth are also back at Championship level from next season. Callum Wright (22) was in the starting line-up this Saturday at The Pilgrims defeated Bristol Rovers 2-0 at home, and secured their promotion place. He has been of grand influence since joining from Blackpool in January. Wright left Leicester last summer after spending the pre-season back at the club, and can now look forward to a chance to play at a higher level next season. 19 league games and 4 goals scored since arriving at Home Park.

Kasey McAteer is one other loanee getting praise. He has done brilliantly being on the field in 16 league games since joining in January, and helped Wimbledon to secure their place in League Two. A difficult situation to be in, but to see Kasey being influential in a battle for survival msut be good to have in the bag as he last season helped Forest Green Rovers with a promotion push playing 9 games. Earlier in April McAteer scored his first goal in League football in a game vs. Salford City.

Marc Albrighton is also involved in a promotion battle coming on as a sub for West Bromwich in their home game yesterday vs. Norwich. Albrighton came on in the 76th minute to be part of the latter minutes of the game and secure the 2-1 win after goals were scored from the home team earlier in the game. West Bromwich are currently outside the promotion play-off positions but still in reach two points behind Millwall.

Jakub Stolarczyk could not help Hartlepool out of the relegation positions and they will go down to the 5th tier for next season, but still good practice for the Poland U.21 international as his 17 league appearances since moving up north in January.

Hamza Choudhury has spent the full season on loan at Watford, and so far played 34 league games for The Hornets. He was on the field in the 2-2 home draw to Sunderland, and has been consistent since returning from injury, but still not able to get his team into a promotion push as they looks to finish mid-table.

OH Leuven finished their season in a 10th position with Nathan Okore scoring 3 in 7 games as his loan spell could continue also over the next season, but surely Leicester needs to keep an eye on their new recruit as his progress must be pleasing the current manager and coaching staff.

Ben Nelson was not involved when Doncaster took on Colchester at home. A grand 1-0 win this time. Nelson’s loan spell has so far seen him in play 12 times as his move must be considered a success. Doncaster looks to finish in a secure position a bit above the relegation zone in League Two.


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