Brighton loan watch: Ben White impresses for Leeds United again and Anthony Knockaert subbed for Fulham

Logan MacLeod keeps a close eye on Brighton's large band of loanees who are operating in the English leagues and across Europe.

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 8:20 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 8:26 am
Anthony Knockaert in action for Fulham against Derby County

Defender Ben White registered another clean sheet after his current Leeds United team beat Reading 1-0 at Elland Road last Saturday in the Championship. The 22-year-old ended the game with an 89 per cent pass success rate, three aerial duels won and making two tackles.

The talented Englishman received a 7 out of 10 rating for his performance from WhoScored.com. Leeds sit in second place on 62 point, four points off West Bromwich Albion in pole position. Leeds' next game is away to Middlesbrough at The Riverside tonight.

Anthony Knockaert's current side Fulham, who sit third in the Championship table, failed to take all three points against 13th placed Derby County on Friday (February 21). Knockaert made the second most amount of dribbles in the game, with three, and received a 6.9 out of 10 rating from WhoScored.com. The Frenchman was subbed off for Ivan Cavaleiro in the 66th minute and five minutes later Alexander Mitrovic equalised for The Cottagers to make the game 1-1.

Ben White (right) impressed once again for Leeds United

Fulham's next game is against Graham Potter's old club Swansea City on Wednesday (February 26) and they will be hoping to keep the pressure on Premier League hopefuls Leeds United who sit in second place.

Centre-back Matt Clarke featured for Derby County in their 1-1 home draw at Pride Park against Fulham in the Championship on Friday (February 21). Clarke, who came up against another Brighton loanee in Anthony Knockaert, played the full 90 minutes and received a 7 out of 10 rating from WhoScored.com for his performance.

Wayne Rooney put The Rams ahead in the 55th minute. Twenty-three-year-old Clarke should start alongside current centre-back partner Curtis Davies in Derby's next game away to Queen's Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Tuesday (February 25).

Goalkeeper Christian Walton, 24, had a lively game away at Brentford in the Championship on Saturday (February 22) after his Blackburn Rovers side drew 2-2. The English keeper registered an assist after setting up Rovers striker Adam Armstrong in the 11th minute and then went on to concede two in the second half after a spirited comeback from Brentford.

Rovers were 2-0 up and heading for a third consecutive win but The Bees fought back in the final 30 minutes to rescue a point. Walton received an 8 out of 10 rating for his performance from WhoScored.com.

South African centre-forward Percy Tau was an unused sub in Belgian side Club Brugge's Jupiler League home game against Sporting Charleroi on Sunday (February 23) at the Jan Breydel Stadium. Brugge are nine points ahead of last season's champions Gent in second place after their 1-0 win thanks to Eder Balanta's strike in the first minute.

Tau will be hoping to make an appearance in Brugge's Europa League second leg match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday, with the aggregate score level on 1-1. Tau played in the first leg and received a 6.1 out of 10 match rating from WhoScored.com.

Jurgen Locadia's loan ended with Hoffenheim on January 31 which has seen him make the move to FC Cincinnati on February 3 just before the MLS season kicks off again after the winter break.

Locadia could start for his new team this Sunday (March 1) at the Red Bull Arena against New York Red Bulls and the Dutchman will be hoping to get off to a good start to life in the USA after making little impact with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

Nigerian veteran Leon Balogun featured in Wigan's 1-0 win over Millwall in the Championship on Saturday (February 22) at the DW Stadium and received a 7.4 out of 10 rating for his performance from WhoScored.com.

This was Wigan's first clean sheet since their impressive away victory away at Leeds United on February 1 and Balogun's current side sit two points from safety in 24th. The Latics will be hoping to build on this win when they travel to Reading on Wednesday (February 26).

Norwegian centre-back Leo Ostigard featured in St Pauli's 2-0 Bundesliga II win against German giants Hamburg on Saturday (February 22) at the Volksparkstadion. The six-foot defender won a whopping five aerial duels to contribute towards his side's clean sheet and the twenty-year-old received a 7.8 out of 10 rating for his performance from WhoScored.com. This was St Pauli's second clean sheet in a row and first win since December 21. Albion teammate and loan partner Viktor Gyokeres was an unused sub for St Pauli.

Tudor Baluta, 20, was an unused sub in ADO Den Haag's 2-2 away draw to FC Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday (February 23). Alan Pardew's Den Haag side sit in 17th out of 18th and six points from safety.

Baluta has not featured for the side since February 11, where he played 86 minutes in the 4-2 loss away at Sparta Rotterdam. The Romanian international could feature in his side's next game at home to Heracles on Saturday (February 29).

Billy Arce, 21, was an unused sub in LDU Quito's 3-2 home loss to Independiente Del Valle in Ecuador's Liga Pro on Saturday, February 22.

Romanian striker Florin Andone remains out injured after sustaining a serious knee injury in November while playing for current club Galatasaray against Gaziantep.