The loan market is a massive part of the Championship. Every club uses it and it usually has a bearing on how clubs perform throughout the season.
Some have a great impact such as Tammy Abraham at Bristol City, Kasey Palmer at Huddersfield Town and Kyle Bartley at Leeds United. Others do carve out decent spells in the Championship but it is often forgotten that they even played in the division – some are gone without making any impact at all.
Omar Mascarell: Derby County
Arriving from Real Madrid a lot was expected from midfielder Omar Mascarell. In 23 appearances he put in a decent shift for the Rams but certainly didn't leave a massive impact at Pride Park. Image source: Twitter
Arturo Lupoli: Derby County, Norwich City, Sheffield United
Former Arsenal youngster Lupoli had three different spells in the Championship. During his time with Arsenal he helped Derby County to promotion. Then at Fiorentina he had spells at Norwich City and Sheffield United. Image source: Football Fancast
David Bentley: West Ham United
Trying to revitalise his career Bentley joined the Hammers in August 2011. Sadly by October he was gone from Upton Park after injuring his knee. He made just five appearances. Image Source: Wikipedia
Ross Barkley: Leeds United
Some may remember Barkley's successful spell in the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday but at Leeds he was left frustrated. He made just four appearances and then Leeds manager Neil Warnock admitted he was sorry for not playing the youngster. Image source: Getty
Mickael Tavares: Middlesbrough
The Senegalese midfielder was one of the few shining lights for a dismal Gordon Strachan side. Upon the arrival of Tony Mowbray in November 2011 his loan spell was cut short. He later joined Fulham where he failed to make a single appearance. Image source: Zimbio
Jordan Henderson: Coventry City
Henderson's loan spell at Coventry in 2009 was his first real opportunity in first-team football. He made ten appearances and netted his first senior goal against Norwich City. Image source: Coventry Telegraphy
Shola Ameobi: Stoke City
During Stoke's promotion run in 2007-08 Ameobi signed on loan with a view to a permanent deal. He scored no goals in six apperances and the Potters understandably decided to pass on him. Image source: Twitter
Patrick Van Aanholt: Newcastle United
Long before he played for Sunderland, Van Aanholt had a brief seven-game spell at Newcastle covering for regular left-back Jose Enrique. Image source: Wikipedia
Giovan Dos Santos: Ipswich Town
After failing to make the grade at Tottenham Dos Santos joined Ipswich on loan in March 2009. He had a fruitful spell with four goals in eight games including one in the Old Farm derby against Norwich City
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Loans are part of what makes the Championship one of the most entertaining leagues in the world. No other league can mash together such wonderful combinations in terms of player backgrounds. Players who have gone on to have amazing careers have cut their teeth in this league, while others trying to make their way into English football have struggled to cope with its intensity.