Three Key Signings In The Championship On Loan Deadline Day

Arsenal FC vs Portsmouth FC Premiership 22/08/09 Photo Nicky Hayes Fotosports International Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring Arsenal's 4th goal.

This week saw a flurry of loan activity in the Championship, as the loan deadline day came and went. 

Deadline day resulted in a number of players from Premiership clubs make their way to the Championship, to gain some first team experience or maintain their match fitness at a competitive level. 

Some of the more interesting deals to take place this week include:

Aaron Ramsey – Arsenal to Nottingham Forest

Duration: One Month 

Arguably the highlight of deadline day Aaron Ramsey is on his way to the City Ground for one month.  

 Originally signed from Cardiff the Welsh international was a regular in the Arsenal first team last season, before a controversial tackle from Ryan Shawcross in February caused a double leg fracture and a nine month lay off. 

On the road back from injury a loan spell at Nottingham Forest is an opportunity for him to feel his way back into the game. 

Chris Kirkland – Wigan – Leicester

Duration: One Month

Starting the season as the first choice goalkeeper at Wigan, the England international has been usurped by Ali Al-Habsi and therefore a move away to maintain match sharpness seems sensible.

His move to Leicester could be down to the ‘Sven’ factor at the Walkers Stadium as the former England manager who would have scouted Kirkland intensively during his time as manager and giving the keeper his first England squad call.

John Guidetti  – Manchester City – Burnley

Duration: One Month

Although not as well known as Chris Kirkland or Aaron Ramsey, the eighteen year old striker is highly thought of at Eastlands, he is reported to have been on the radar of a host of Championship clubs as the loan deadline approached. 

Having started in Sweden, he made his first team debut in the Carling Cup earlier this season and will see this move as an important stepping stone in a fledgling career in what constitutes his first real taste of regular first team action.

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