14th September 2020

A first loan-spell for any player is always difficult. Especially when it’s one lower down in the English tier system.

Known for its physicality and unforgiving nature, it can be especially daunting for a young player from a Premier League side who’s looking to make his impression.

But for 20 year-old Tariq Uwakwe, who’s on-loan at Accrington Stanley from Chelsea – he’s made it look easy.

In his first game in the EFL trophy against Leeds United U21s, Tariq bagged his first professional hattrick and also made an assist to help Accrington secure a deserved three points.

He then followed his incredible start to life on-loan with an 85th minute against Peterborough United in his league debut.

It’s fair to say Tariq is definitely enjoying life at his new club and if his recent form is anything to go by, he’s definitely in for more in the coming games.