Sheyi Ojo impressed again for his loan side Wolves, but Lloyd Jones saw his place in the Blackpool defence under threat as he was dropped for their game at Sheffield United. Elsewhere, goalkeepers Danny Ward and Lawrence Vigouroux both kept clean sheets. Ward helped Aberdeen maintain their 100% start to the season whilst Vigouroux helped Swindon move into the play-off places.
Ojo was in the Wolves’ starting line-up, but only played 62 minutes in their 2-0 defeat at Cardiff. Ojo was involved in the first chance of the game. His cross in the third minute picked out Dave Edwards, but his effort went wide. In the 24th minute, the winger again linked up with Edwards, but Ojo’s cross produced the same outcome and the visitors wasted their chances. The England U18 midfielder did have a chance of his own midway through the first half, but his direct free-kick went comfortably wide. Five minutes before half-time, Ojo’s corner was met by Kortney Hause, but he could keep his header down as he was heavily involved in his side’s opening 45 minutes. That was his last action of the game as in the 62nd minute, he was replaced by Nouha Dicko.
Ward kept yet another clean sheet as Aberdeen made it four wins from four games with a 2-0 with against Dundee. Despite having a fairly quiet game, the Wales U21 goalkeeper was called into action twice. In the 40th minute, he brilliantly denied Luke Hemmings when he was through on goal to keep the Dons’ lead intact. 14 minutes later, Ward again got the better of Hemmings, as he managed to track back and grab Hemmings’ header from underneath the crossbar.
After featuring in the opening three games of the season, Jones was an unused substitute for Blackpool as they sunk to the bottom of the League One table with a 2-0 defeat at Sheffield United. His immediate future in the side looks under threat, and he will be looking to bounce back next week. Staying in League One, and Vigouroux kept his first clean sheet of the season as Swindon moved up to sixth with a 1-0 win at Southend. The Chilean goalkeeper had a quiet game, but did concede two corners in the game at Roots Hall. Another Swindon player who had a quiet game was Jordan Williams, but the defensive midfielder put in a solid display to help his side pick up all three points against the League One newboys. Kevin Stewart was the only Liverpool loanee not to start a game, but he came on for Aaron Rodgers, son of Liverpool manager Brendan, in the 69th minute.