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Loan watch: Sordell misses the back of the net, Fraser misses out entirely in cup action

Alex Broadway

We're keeping an eye on a lot of different topics this season, all of which pertain to Bolton Wanderers. We're covering the matches, the rumors, the charming rubbish, the statistics, and the loans, among other things. Right now, there are two Bolton players out on loan in Marvin Sordell at Charlton Athletic and Gary Fraser at Partick Thistle. Both players have made their debuts (and started) for their respective teams and had the chance to do so again on Tuesday in two different cup competitions.

Charlton Athletic welcomed Oxford United to The Valley on Tuesday evening in the Capital One Cup first round. The Addicks would would book a resounding win and Marvin Sordell would play a minimal part in it. The striker, who started for Charlton at the weekend, was on the bench for this one with Simon Church and Joe Pigott replacing him and Yann Kermorgant. Church was brought in at the same time as Sordell as Charlton sealed the pair of moves just ahead of the season.

The Addicks won 4-0 with Church scoring a brace, Pigott adding a goal at the death, and midfielder Danny Green with the remaining goal. Marvin Sordell came on as a 77th minute substitute for Church. He managed one shot in the match, coming in the 89th minute, ultimately deflecting off of an Oxford man and behind for a corner. Charlton will face Middlesbrough at the weekend and Sordell, who has not yet played 90 minutes for Charlton (total of 78 minutes in two appearances so far) will have another chance to get off the mark.

Gary Fraser made his debut for Partick Thistle last Friday in a 0-0 draw with Dundee United in what was the Scottish Premier League's season opener. The Jags had their own cup clash on Tuesday night, welcoming Ayr United to Firhill in the First Round of the Scottish League Cup. Thistle would win the match 2-1 with goals from Stephen O'Donnell and Conrad Balatoni before Ayr pulled one back at the end of the match.

Gary Fraser missed out entirely, having not been named in manager Alan Archibald's matchday 19 (there were eight men on the bench for both of the teams). Fraser should be in Partick Thistle's team this weekend when they travel to Ross County in SPL play.