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Loan review: Seven Baggies feature on opening October weekend

Cedric Kipre in action for Cardiff City

Seven West Bromwich Albion players were in action for their loan clubs over the weekend.

In the Sky Bet Championship, defender Cedric Kipre and midfielder Alex Mowatt played for Cardiff City and Middlesbrough respectively.

Kipre completed 79 minutes for his side as the Welsh outfit drew 1-1 at home to Burnley. The Ivorian was replaced by Jack Simpson late on in a game which saw Callum Robinson’s header cancel out Nathan Tella’s opener.

Mowatt, meanwhile, got through 74 minutes at the CBS Arena where his Boro team were beaten 1-0 by Coventry City. Australian Riley McGree replaced the Albion man late in the second 45.

In the third tier, Caleb Taylor played the full game for Cheltenham Town on Saturday afternoon and helped them to a 2-0 win over Shrewsbury Town.

Goals from Sean Long and Alfie May were enough to seal three points for Taylor’s Town at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium.

There was disappointment however for Josh Griffiths in the same division, as his Portsmouth side were beaten 3-2 at promotion rivals Ipswich Town.

Marcus Harness, Freddie Ladapo and Wes Burns were all on target for the hosts, while Pompey’s goals came from Colby Bishop who successfully converted two spot-kicks. 

Josh Griffiths in action for Portsmouth

Two more youngsters got senior minutes under their belts in Sky Bet League Two.

Tom Fellows played the full match for Crawley Town as they suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Stevenage.

Jordan Roberts gave the visitors the lead in the first-half but Ashley Nadesan equalised shortly after the break. Stevenage weren’t to be denied though and took home all three points courtesy of Luke Norris’ late penalty.

Elsewhere, Rayhaan Tulloch came off the bench for the final five minutes for Rochdale who lost 2-1 at home to Doncaster Rovers. The Baggies winger replaced Femi Seriki in the 85th minute at the Crown Oil Arena, where Rovers duo Kieran Agard and George Miller scored either side of Rochdale’s Scott Quigley’s effort. 

Finally, midfielder Quevin Castro played 55 minutes of Notts County’s 3-1 home win against Altrincham in the Vanarama National League. Sam Austin came on to replace the Baggies man 10 minutes after the restart at Meadow Lane. 

Striker Macaulay Langstaff scored a hat-trick for County, with Altrincham’s goal coming from Marcus Dinanga.