United loanee Ethan Hamilton has a game to forget

Manchester United loanee Ethan Hamilton had a game to forget for loan side Southend last night.

Hamilton was sent off after just seven minutes, putting his team under pressure.

He was shown a straight red card for a high challenge, one of two sending offs for his team on a miserable night.

Southend lost the game 7-1 to Doncaster, and sit in 22nd place in League One.

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It was a case of bad timing for the young Scot, with new manager Sol Campbell in the stands after being appointed hours earlier. It was not the impression Hamilton wanted to make.

Hamilton, 21, has been a regular for Southend this season, but now faces a suspension.

Fellow United loanee George Tanner had a slightly more successful night, even though his Morecambe side lost 2-0 at home to Forest Green.

He was named man of the match for putting in a committed performance despite his team’s loss.

Dropping down the divisions isn’t easy for United’s young players, especially when they join struggling teams.

Campbell’s appointment gives Hamilton a fresh chance, but his eagerness to make an impression last night has left him with an uphill battle to climb.

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