Kyle makes immediate impact

Last updated : 10 January 2006 By Tony Scholes

He was thrown straight into the Darlo team at Notts County and in the last minute of the first half gave them a 1-0 lead with a well taken goal, volleying home from ten yards after a right wing corner.

It didn’t lead to a win though, almost immediately they lost goalkeeper David Knight, also on loan, to injury and with no keeper on the bench it cost them and they went on to lose the game 3-2.

Kyle played for an hour in total and he impressed manager, the former Liverpool striker David Hodgson who said of him, “Kyle got off to a great start with a Darlo shirt on his back, he scored, he linked up, he won his headers and did exceptionally well.”

On the goal, Hodgson added, “He timed it really well, got his instep on it, which is the biggest part of the foot to hit, and banged it in the back of the net. He deserved it and the only thing is, I knew he would tire and that’s exactly what happened. He hadn’t had Christmas games like our players so I knew it would be a problem.”

Meanwhile, Marc Pugh found himself playing Conference football again after looking all set to line up for the youth team against Shrewsbury. Following Mark Yates’ appointment as Kidderminster boss, Pughy resumed his work experience with them and instead of Gawthorpe found himself down at Woking playing in Kidderminster’s 1-0 win there, and according to reports he had a good game.