Another year, another promotion for Iain Hume.
The Canadian veteran played 86 minutes for Fleetwood Town (in his final game of a loan spell) in Monday’s League Two playoff final at Wembley Stadium, a 1-0 win over Burton Albion that clinched promotion for the Cod Army. Last season, Hume – on loan from Preston North End – was with Doncaster Rovers when they moved up from League One to the Championship.
There was also good news on the promotion front for a pair of potential Canadian internationals.
Queens Park Rangers earned their way back to the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Derby County in the Championship playoff final on Saturday. David Hoilett – who was born in Toronto but has yet to represent any national team – went the full 90, while Michael Petrasso – who was with Canada’s Under-20 team last week – will also be under contract at QPR next year.
While the season is over in most European leagues – and, accordingly, for most Canadian exports – there are a few others who saw action in the past seven days.
In Finland's second flight, David Monsalve got the start in goal for AC Oulu on Friday in a 2-1 loss to Jippo Joensuu, while teammate Dominic Oppong went the full 90 in midfield.
Another young goalkeeper, Julian Latendresse-Levesque, finished the season in Germany on a decent note, playing in Lokomotive Leipzig’s 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin II on Saturday.
In Japan, defender Dejan Jakovic went the full 90 in a pair of games for Shimizu S-Pulse, in a win last Wednesday and a loss on Saturday. Fellow defender Roger Thompson had a similarly busy week, along putting two full-90 performances for IFK Mariehamn in a pair of draws on Friday and Monday in the Finnish Premier Division.