A quick check in with the various players out on loan right now starts with Robbie Findley.
The former (and I think we can safely say former) American international has played 5 times for the Gills in his loan spell in Kent. This includes 2 starts and 3 substitute appearances. He has failed to score so far.
He started in his first two games, though was withdrawn early in one match due to a midfielder being sent off for the Gills, so he was sacrificed after 35 mins. The next game he made way after 50 mins.
His last 3 appearances have all been as sub coming on in the last third if the game, and nearly netted in his most recent game with his first touch when he came on.
The Gills aren’t exactly struggling to make chances or score, as they lead the table, so Findleys lack of goals even in League Two is a worry really.
This is a guy who famously missed from half a yard once. I haven’t been able to see any footage of his in Kent, merely going off match reports, but as I say the fact he’s now starting on the bench in League Two speaks volumes.
As much as some said it might be good to try and get him firing lower down and bring him back, even this is failing, and I am starting to think he’s never going to make it over here, and will end up back in MLS within a couple of years. It’s not as if he’s a youngster.