Sporting Recall Ryan Gauld From Vitoria in Alleged Revenge Act After Cup Defeat to Them

Sporting Recall Ryan Gauld From Vitoria in Alleged Revenge Act After Cup Defeat to Them

Sporting Lisbon have recalled Ryan Gauld and another player from their loan spells at Vitoria Setubal as the Portuguese giants had their revenge after a Cup defeat to them last night.

Jorge Jesus’ team lost 2-1 away at Setubal – a shock result which sees them miss out on the semi-finals of the League Cup at the hands of their opponents.

Sporting haven’t won this competition and last reached the final in 2009, so an exit in the group stage at the hands of a lower profile team is a big disappointment for the club and its fans.

You’d think they’d take the defeat on the chin, but a report in Portugal suggests the club have had their revenge on Setubal by denying them two players who were on loan at the club.

Andre Geraldes is one of those players, sent on loan to Setubal in the summer along with former Dundee United midfielder Gauld.

Now both have been recalled by Sporting and are expected to be thrown back into their B team to play, rather than turn out for Vitoria.

Setubal striker Edinho confirmed the news on Facebook, per, saying: “With all this, who paid the bill were Ryan and Geraldes that had to return to Sporting and are no longer part of our squad. They went to the B team. That shows the level of that administration that doesn’t deserve who is in charge.”

Sporting haven’t confirmed their return and there’s been no official word from Setubal either, but if it is the case then it’s a surprise given Jesus only weeks ago said Gauld could stay out on loan with their Portuguese rivals until the end of the season.

Gauld has been praised by the Sporting manager before and could go on to make an impact between now and the end of the season, but he could also find himself out on loan elsewhere, with a host of British clubs bound to be interested in him.


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