Tamas Priskin and Ronan Murray praised by managers

TAMAS Priskin scored on his Derby County debut but it was not enough as the Rams lost 3-1 to promotion-chasing West Ham.

The Ipswich Town striker, who signed for divisional rivals Derby on loan deadline day, took just 34 minutes to get off the mark, giving his new side a shock lead at Upton Park – one they could not hold onto.

But Derby boss Nigel Clough was still pleased with the contribution of the Hungarian international, saying: “It was a lovely finish and we’re pleased to see him get off the mark so early.

“He showed with that finish he is capable of scoring goals and hopefully there’s more to come from him.”

Of the other Town loanees, Jaime Peters didn’t make the 16-man Bournemouth squad, nor did Shane O’Connor for new club Port Vale in their match on Friday night.

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Andy Drury helped Crawley Town remain second in League Two with a 2-1 win over Rotherham.

And Ronan Murray, who like Priskin went out on loan on Thursday, helped his new side Swindon Town beat Aldershot 2-0.

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Town boss Paolo Di Canio said: “I have seen him play and knew what he can do. He causes problems to defenders and he has so much energy and enthusiasm.

“He knows how to attack the box and we have worked on things in training with him. Our delivery from wide areas is good and Ronan knows exactly where to attack. He had a hand in the second goal with his movement.”

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