Manchester City loan review: Teenage defender impresses in the Netherlands

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Harry Bunn, Reece Wabara, Albert Rusnak, Scott Sinclair and Karim Rekik all feature.

Manchester City have sent eight players out on loan so far this season, with three still waiting to make their debuts.

Mohammed Abu at Aarhus GF, Gareth Barry at Everton and Abdul Razak at Anzhi Makhachkala are all on different loan deals but they are all still waiting to play their first games for their respective clubs as they aim to return to the Etihad Stadium in better positions.

Here’s a summary of the players who have already featured for their loan sides.

Harry Bunn

Bunn is a 20-year-old forward currently on loan with League One side Sheffield United until the start of next month.

He’s made one sub appearance for the Blades so far which came yesterday in the 3-1 defeat away to Rotherham.

The short term nature of his loan deal suggests that Sheffield United brought him in to use frequently over the next few weeks before he returns to Manchester City to continue his youth development.

Reece Wabara

The 21-year-old full back is playing his football with Championship side Doncaster Rovers until the start of January.

He’s been used frequently already making three starts in the league and two starts in the League Cup.

If he can maintain his early consistency in all competitions for Doncaster then Manuel Pellegrini may see him as an alternative to Micah Richards for the back up slot, supporting current City start Pablo Zabaleta.

Albert Rusnak

Rusnak is a right sided winger playing his football with Oldham Athletic until January.

The 19-year-old has not had the start to the season he may have been expecting make just one appearance of the subs bench and starting one match in the League Cup.

His immediate job is to force his way into the Oldham first team on a regular basis, before concentrating on accumulating assists with the occasional goal thrown in.

City are a side that haven’t always used out and out wingers over the last few years so there is a clear chance for him to impress.

Scott Sinclair

One of the higher profile players out on loan is another winger, Scott Sinclair, playing his football with West Brom.

He’s had just two starts for the Baggies so far; in the 3-0 League Cup win against Newport County and the 2-0 Premier League defeat to Swansea City.

The aim in this season long loan deal is quite simple for Sinclair, as he aims to become a real rival to Jesus Navas in the first team squad, giving Pellegrini another option out wide.

Karim Rekik

The 18-year-old Dutch centre back is arguably the most impressive of City’s players out on loan at the moment.

He’s started every single match he’s been selected for in the Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven, playing in a defence which has conceded only three goals so far this season.

He’s probably got one of the most difficult tasks, trying to get the manager’s attention when he has first team options such as Vincent Kompany, Martin Demichelis, Matija Nastasic and Joleon Lescott.

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