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26th Jan 2024
Dexter Lembikisa made a memorable start to life in the Scottish Premiership, scoring on his league debut for Hearts who came from two goals down to defeat Dundee 3-2 on Tuesday evening.
The 20-year-old scored the equaliser for his side on 74 minutes before the Jam Tarts went on to claim all three points thanks to Yutaro Oda’s winner four minutes from time at Tynecastle.
Lembikisa spent the first half of the season on loan at Rotherham United, but moved north of the boarder to Hearts this month, and made an immediate impact on his league debut as he picked up the Man of the Match award.
His debut came in the Scottish Cup as a second half substitute during another late win at Spartans last Saturday before his exploits in the league on Tuesday.
Man of the match
— Heart of Midlothian FC (@JamTarts) January 24, 2024
Staying in Scotland, Fabio Silva has made a winning start to life at Rangers having tasted victory in all three of his competitive appearances since arriving at Ibrox.
The forward, 21, made his first start during Wednesday evening’s 3-0 success at Hibernian, as Silva played 73 minutes on his full debut in the Scottish Premiership.
Sasa Kalajdzic is also yet to taste defeat in his time at Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany, starting both Bundesliga matches for his new side who claimed victory at RB Leipzig before the Austrian assisted the second goal in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Darmstadt.
In Spain, Goncalo Guedes has been joined at Villarreal by Yerson Mosquera and while the latter is awaiting his debut for the Yellow Submarine, Guedes played the final 20 minutes of a 1-1 draw with Mallorca in La Liga on the weekend.
Luke Cundle is on his second loan of the season having followed Steven Schumacher from Plymouth Argle to Stoke City in January.
The 21-year-old enjoyed a winning start to life at the Potters following a Championship win on the road at Rotherham United, however Cundle tasted defeat on Saturday at the hands of Birmingham City.
Chem Campbell made his second debut for Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night, but was unable to prevent Wigan Athletic from creating EFL history.
The attacker, who was at Charlton Athletic during the first half of the campaign, came off the bench on 52 minutes, however it was defeat on the road as Charlie Hughes struck a staggering 20 minutes into added time – the latest goal to ever be scored in the EFL.
52: It’s a second Wycombe debut for Chem Campbell, who comes on for Garath McCleary.
— Wycombe Wanderers (@wwfcofficial) January 23, 2024
Elsewhere, Louie Moulden was an unused substitute for League One Northampton Town following his recall from Rochdale and Owen Hesketh has made two substitute appearances for non-league Kidderminster Harriers, now under the guidance of Phil Brown, more recently coming off the bench in Tuesday evening’s hard-fought victory at Hartlepool United. Goalkeeper Joe Young kept a clean sheet on his Buxton debut at Chester, however the youngster was unfortunate to concede six in his last outing, a heavy home defeat to Warrington in the National League North.