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Loan Review: Quartet make debuts on opening day

Josh Griffiths Portsmouth

Four Albion players all earned debuts for their loan clubs on the opening day of the 2022/23 EFL season.

In the Sky Bet Championship, defender Cedric Kipre played the full 90 minutes for Cardiff City as they secured a 1-0 win over recently-relegated Norwich City in Wales.

Former Baggie Romaine Sawyers scored the only goal of an ill-tempered encounter, with both teams being reduced to ten men late on in the second half.

Three youngsters featured in Sky Bet League One, including goalkeeper Josh Griffiths, defender Calen Taylor and midfielder Quevin Castro.

Griffiths played the full 90 minutes of Portsmouth’s six-goal thriller at Sheffield Wednesday, with the promotion rivals playing out a 3-3 draw.

Taylor, meanwhile, was brought on in the 77th minute for Cheltenham Town as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat at home to Peterborough United.

The towering centre-back replaced Ryan Jackson at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on an afternoon where the visitors fought back from two goals down at half-time to take all three points courtesy of three second-half goals.

Finally, Castro was handed a start on his Burton Albion debut and completed 57 minutes before being swapped for Jonny Smith as the Brewers suffered a disappointing 3-0 loss at Wycombe Wanderers.

  • Kipré
  • Taylor
  • Castro
  • Griffiths