Watford loan round-up: Midfielder Stephen McGinn achieves landmark following injury

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Stephen McGinn completed his first competitive 90 minutes since suffering knee ligament damage almost two years as Shrewsbury Town beat Preston North End at the weekend.

Watford midfielder McGinn had previously made four substitute appearances on-loan with Shrewsbury before making his full debut for Graham Turner’s outfit in Saturday’s 2-1 win.

Also in League One, Chris Iwelumo made his debut on-loan at Oldham Athletic, who were beaten 3-1 at Walsall.

The former Scottish international also played the full 90 minutes as the Latics were comfortably beaten by the Saddlers, a result which saw boss Paul Dickov resign.

Striker Steve Beleck was also on the losing side in League One as Leyton Orient won 1-0 against Stevenage at Broadhall Way.

Beleck came on as a second-half substitute, replacing midfielder Anthony Grant in the 58th minute.

Elsewhere in League One, Lee Hodson was an unused substitute for Brentford who were beaten 3-0 at Yeovil Town.

In League Two, Southend United loanee Britt Assombalonga returned to the side following injury as the Shrimpers beat Oxford United 1-0. Assombalonga was replaced with 23 minutes left on the clock.

Aaron Tumwa, on-loan at Wealdstone, saw the Stones’ match with Lowestoft Town rained off, as did Piero Mingoia, who recently joined Boreham Wood on-loan for the rest of the season.

Third-year scholar Matt Bevans wasn’t part of the Chesham United side which won at Hemel Hempstead on Saturday after his loan spell with the Generals expired.

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4:57pm Tue 5 Feb 13

buckshornet says...

great news for stephen mcginn,who i must add was a very nice bloke to chat too when i met him at last season's open day.
great news for stephen mcginn,who i must add was a very nice bloke to chat too when i met him at last season's open day. buckshornet
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5:07pm Tue 5 Feb 13

andyhooked says...

Best of luck Stephen. Hope all goes well for you and you get back to your best
Best of luck Stephen. Hope all goes well for you and you get back to your best andyhooked
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5:21pm Tue 5 Feb 13

stevyweavy says...

Shame this was not WO generated news rather than a cut and paste off of the WFC website. Would be good to get some real news once in a while.
Shame this was not WO generated news rather than a cut and paste off of the WFC website. Would be good to get some real news once in a while. stevyweavy
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8:51pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Hampshire hornet says...

For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed Vydra yet........?

Day 2
For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed Vydra yet........? Day 2 Hampshire hornet
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10:01pm Tue 5 Feb 13

watford9140 says...

Chris plays one game and the manager resigns...
Chris plays one game and the manager resigns... watford9140
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10:02pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Poppet Bear says...

He has already signed for our owners. It doesn't really matter which club holds his registration, when he's ready to be sold, he will be. Hopefully, we now have owners who will not sell for peanuts but eventually, once the price is right, he'll go but a good quality replacements will be found. Keep the faith with our owners............
He has already signed for our owners. It doesn't really matter which club holds his registration, when he's ready to be sold, he will be. Hopefully, we now have owners who will not sell for peanuts but eventually, once the price is right, he'll go but a good quality replacements will be found. Keep the faith with our owners............ Poppet Bear
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7:30am Wed 6 Feb 13

SAHornet says...

I wonder if Stephen McGinn will ever play for us again. I thought he was quite a bright hope before his injury but so much has changed now
I wonder if Stephen McGinn will ever play for us again. I thought he was quite a bright hope before his injury but so much has changed now SAHornet
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7:49am Wed 6 Feb 13

Eastsussexhornet says...

Hampshire hornet wrote:
For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed Vydra yet........?

Day 2
Well, you joke but in response to petsoundsnick's useful clarification the other day....."technically the Serie A club (Udinese) could release the forward at any time, allowing the Hornets to sign him as a free agent" - quote from BBC. Interesting. Didn't know about that loophole.
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed Vydra yet........? Day 2[/p][/quote]Well, you joke but in response to petsoundsnick's useful clarification the other day....."technically the Serie A club (Udinese) could release the forward at any time, allowing the Hornets to sign him as a free agent" - quote from BBC. Interesting. Didn't know about that loophole. Eastsussexhornet
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9:30am Wed 6 Feb 13

northofwatfordpete says...

Seems to have been a long slow recovery for Stephen.
Seems to have been a long slow recovery for Stephen. northofwatfordpete
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10:07am Wed 6 Feb 13

Harry's Bar says...

Hampshire hornet wrote:
For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed Vydra yet........? Day 2
This could become annoying, not in the Caroline Quentin league of annoying, but annoying all the same.
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed Vydra yet........? Day 2[/p][/quote]This could become annoying, not in the Caroline Quentin league of annoying, but annoying all the same. Harry's Bar
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10:19am Wed 6 Feb 13

Dr,Oftaw says...

hodson "the next nigel gibbs my ar5se" unused sub for brentford. still a donkey then.
hodson "the next nigel gibbs my ar5se" unused sub for brentford. still a donkey then. Dr,Oftaw
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10:19am Wed 6 Feb 13

Harry's Bar says...

stevyweavy wrote:
Shame this was not WO generated news rather than a cut and paste off of the WFC website. Would be good to get some real news once in a while.
Absolutely. How about a more in depth interview with Zola, and maybe find out more about his assistants, actually find out anything about them.
[quote][p][bold]stevyweavy[/bold] wrote: Shame this was not WO generated news rather than a cut and paste off of the WFC website. Would be good to get some real news once in a while.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. How about a more in depth interview with Zola, and maybe find out more about his assistants, actually find out anything about them. Harry's Bar
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10:25am Wed 6 Feb 13

BoldenGoys says...

'On loan' only needs a hyphen if used as an adjective, as in 'the on-loan midfielder'. When someone is 'on loan at Shrewsbury' they are just that. No hyphen needed. Back to school, Tom Bodell (and your editor)
'On loan' only needs a hyphen if used as an adjective, as in 'the on-loan midfielder'. When someone is 'on loan at Shrewsbury' they are just that. No hyphen needed. Back to school, Tom Bodell (and your editor) BoldenGoys
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10:25am Wed 6 Feb 13

londomollari says...

Personally, I thought Stepen McGinn had the (or has) the potential to be---and, before his injury, was becoming, a quality Championship player. Under the present regime, I wonder if that is enough. But I would like to see the club give him the time to recover and assess his potential. Good luck to him, in any event.
Personally, I thought Stepen McGinn had the (or has) the potential to be---and, before his injury, was becoming, a quality Championship player. Under the present regime, I wonder if that is enough. But I would like to see the club give him the time to recover and assess his potential. Good luck to him, in any event. londomollari
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10:29am Wed 6 Feb 13

londomollari says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
stevyweavy wrote:
Shame this was not WO generated news rather than a cut and paste off of the WFC website. Would be good to get some real news once in a while.
Absolutely. How about a more in depth interview with Zola, and maybe find out more about his assistants, actually find out anything about them.
Yes, I think we would all like to know more about the backroom coaching staff, who, to me, are just names.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevyweavy[/bold] wrote: Shame this was not WO generated news rather than a cut and paste off of the WFC website. Would be good to get some real news once in a while.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. How about a more in depth interview with Zola, and maybe find out more about his assistants, actually find out anything about them.[/p][/quote]Yes, I think we would all like to know more about the backroom coaching staff, who, to me, are just names. londomollari
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11:25am Wed 6 Feb 13

Hampshire hornet says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Hampshire hornet wrote:
For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed Vydra yet........? Day 2
This could become annoying, not in the Caroline Quentin league of annoying, but annoying all the same.
Haven't seen anyone else mentioning it.. Don't want GFZ to forget
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed Vydra yet........? Day 2[/p][/quote]This could become annoying, not in the Caroline Quentin league of annoying, but annoying all the same.[/p][/quote]Haven't seen anyone else mentioning it.. Don't want GFZ to forget Hampshire hornet
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2:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13

petsoundsnick says...

Hampshire hornet wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Hampshire hornet wrote:
For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed Vydra yet........? Day 2
This could become annoying, not in the Caroline Quentin league of annoying, but annoying all the same.
Haven't seen anyone else mentioning it.. Don't want GFZ to forget
Fabulous. Keep going.

It will NEVER get annoying.
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet[/bold] wrote: For Gods sake Zola, why haven't you signed Vydra yet........? Day 2[/p][/quote]This could become annoying, not in the Caroline Quentin league of annoying, but annoying all the same.[/p][/quote]Haven't seen anyone else mentioning it.. Don't want GFZ to forget[/p][/quote]Fabulous. Keep going. It will NEVER get annoying. petsoundsnick
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3:34pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Boosey says...

watford9140 wrote:
Chris plays one game and the manager resigns...
I love the ones that make me laugh!
[quote][p][bold]watford9140[/bold] wrote: Chris plays one game and the manager resigns...[/p][/quote]I love the ones that make me laugh! Boosey
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3:39pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Boosey says...

londomollari wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
stevyweavy wrote: Shame this was not WO generated news rather than a cut and paste off of the WFC website. Would be good to get some real news once in a while.
Absolutely. How about a more in depth interview with Zola, and maybe find out more about his assistants, actually find out anything about them.
Yes, I think we would all like to know more about the backroom coaching staff, who, to me, are just names.
These guys are top notch coaches, If they weren't here we would not be in the position we find ourselves in. We are very lucky and that is why Zola feels so secure working at Watford.
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevyweavy[/bold] wrote: Shame this was not WO generated news rather than a cut and paste off of the WFC website. Would be good to get some real news once in a while.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. How about a more in depth interview with Zola, and maybe find out more about his assistants, actually find out anything about them.[/p][/quote]Yes, I think we would all like to know more about the backroom coaching staff, who, to me, are just names.[/p][/quote]These guys are top notch coaches, If they weren't here we would not be in the position we find ourselves in. We are very lucky and that is why Zola feels so secure working at Watford. Boosey
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