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Loan Review | Five Baggies feature on return from international break

Tom Fellows in action for Crawley Town.

Four Albion players featured for their respective loan sides over the weekend.

Caleb Taylor started and played the full 90 minutes as Cheltenham Town drew 0-0 with Burton Albion, for whom Zac Ashworth was an unused substitute.

The young central defender was desperately unlucky not to find the back of the net, having a brilliant low header cleared off the line in a tight encounter at the Completely Suzuki Stadium.

Both sides had to settle for a point though, as each look likely to maintain their League One status for the 2023/24 season.

Caleb Taylor

In the Sky Bet Championship, there was late heartbreak for Cedric Kipre's Cardiff City, who fell to a 3-2 defeat in the South Wales derby against Swansea after a 99th-minute effort from Ben Cabango.

The Bluebirds had looked as though they'd earned a hard-fought point having come from 2-0 down to equalise in the 83rd-minute through Sory Kaba. 

However, Cabango struck after a chaotic sequence in the Cardiff City box, earning the visitors all three points in a heated encounter, in which Kipre played the full 90.

Cedric Kipre during the clash against Swansea.

There was also disappointment for Tom Fellows' Crawley Town after they suffered a 4-1 defeat away to Mansfield Town.

Fellows came on just ahead of the hour mark, but couldn't help guide his team to a result as goals from Ollie Clarke, Alfie Kilgour and a double from KD Davis ensured the points remained in Mansfield. 

Ted Cann was between the sticks for Leamington in their 2-0 defeat away at Alfreton Town.

Second-half goals from Bailey Hobson and Matt Rhead were enough to claim victory for play-off chasing Alfreton.

The result leaves Leamington in the bottom four, one point clear of safety. 

Finally, it was a day to forget for Dundalk, for whom Rayhaan Tulloch played 70 minutes in their 4-0 home defeat to Shamrock Rovers.

Rory Gaffney's strike got the visitors off on the right foot, before Dundalk were reduced to ten men after Robbie Benson's red card.

Lee Grace, Johnny Kenny and Graham Burke all found the back of the net following the sending off, ensuring a comfortable win on the road.

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