Harry Wilson’s date with Man United & Ovie Ejaria’s journey continues

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Ovie Ejaria will look to continue his rise to becoming a “top player” for Reading, while Harry Wilson will meet a familiar foe as Liverpool’s loanees take to the field this weekend.

Since making his debut for Reading in August, Ejaria has gone from strength to strength as a mainstay in Mark Bowen’s side.

The 21-year-old has endeared himself to the Royals faithful with little delay and while his manager has tipped him to become a “top player”, there remains plenty of scope for improvement for the youngster who will permanently join the club next summer.

“He’s on a journey of becoming a top player, there’s a lot more still to come,” Bowen told reporters.

“He’s had a few plaudits, we were delighted to get him and I’ve looked to push him further forward. He rarely gives the ball away and if he has one or two things to work on, its how many goals he notches and creating goals.

“If he can keep going the way he is and continue improving, then we’ve got a special player.”

To date, Ejaria has two goals and an assist to his name and he will get an opportunity to add to his tally and help propel his side beyond 21st position in the table when he starts his 11th successive Championship game against Millwall on Saturday afternoon.

Bournemouth's Harry Wilson (PA Images)

In the Premier League, Harry Wilson will be looking to reclaim his spot in Bournemouth‘s starting XI after featuring from the bench in the stalemate with Watford last time out.

Wilson has featured regularly in Eddie Howe’s side this season, making 11 appearances in all competitions, but has consistently found himself either withdrawn or injected into the team in and around the hour mark.

And with Man United set for a trip to the south coast, Wilson will be looking to end the Cherries’ three-game run without a goal as he eyes another opportunity to inflict misery on the visiting side having netted a stunning free-kick in Derby’s League Cup win at Old Trafford last season.

Sheyi Ojo of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Hearts and Rangers at Tynecastle Park on 20 October, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto)

Further afield in Scotland, Sheyi Ojo and his Rangers side will be presented with the chance to progress to the Scottish League Cup final when Hearts visit Ibrox on Sunday off the back of sacking manager Craig Levein.

If selected, Ojo will look to build on his impressive outing for Steven Gerrard’s side in midweek having set up the opener in the 4-0 win over Ross County which keeps Rangers level with Celtic at the top of the table.

16 August 2019, Bavaria, Munich: Soccer: Bundesliga, Matchday 1, FC Bayern Munich - Hertha BSC in the Allianz Arena. Herthas Marko Grujic cheers his goal to 1:2. (IMPORTANT NOTE: According to the regulations of the DFL Deutsche Fu?ball Liga and the DFB Deutscher Fu?ball-Bund it is prohibited to use or have used photos taken in the stadium and/or the match in the form of sequence pictures and/or video-like photo sequences.) Photo: Matthias Balk/dpa

Elsewhere, Marko Grujic – who was a hero from the spot for Hertha Berlin in midweek – is set to partake in the first Berlin derby in the Bundesliga in close to 30 years as his side meet 15th-placed Union Berlin on Saturday evening.

Kamil Grabara will face another test in between the sticks for Huddersfield when they travel to meet a Brentford side who have won three in a row, scoring three times in each, and Loris Karius will be eyeing his fifth clean sheet of the season when Besiktas travel to Antalyaspor.


Liverpool’s Loanees This Weekend

Goalkeeper Loris Karius of Besiktas during the Turkish Superlig Match between Bursaspor and Besiktas at Buyuksehir Belediye Stadium in Bursa , Turkey on September 02 , 2018 (Seskimphoto/Imago/PA Images)

  • Harry Wilson (Bournemouth)Man United (H), Saturday 12.30pm
    • Taiwo Awoniyi (Mainz) – RB Leipzig (A), Saturday 2.30pm
      • Kamil Grabara (Huddersfield Town) – Brentford (A), Saturday 3pm
        • Ovie Ejaria (Reading) – Millwall (H), Saturday 3pm
          • Liam Millar (Kilmarnock) – Aberdeen (A), Saturday 3pm
            • Rhys Williams (Kidderminster) – York City (A), Saturday 3pm
              • Loris Karius (Besiktas) – Antalyaspor (A), Saturday 5pm
                • Marko Grujic (Hertha Berlin) – Union Berlin (A), Saturday 5.30pm
                  • Allan Rodrigues (Fluminense) – Vasco da Gama (H), Saturday 10pm
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