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Loan review | Seven feature in eventful weekend

An image of Caleb Taylor playing for Cheltenham Town

Seven Albion players featured for their loan clubs over the weekend – but it was a particularly memorable Saturday afternoon for youngster Caleb Taylor.

The centre-back completed 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet in the heart of Cheltenham Town’s defence during their 3-0 Sky Bet League One win away at Peterborough United.

Tom Bradbury’s early effort was added to by a stunning Alfie May brace, ensuring the Robins pulled further away from the relegation places - the Gloucestershire side now sitting 17th in the table and seven points above the drop zone.

Elsewhere in the third tier there was another 45 minutes under the belt for Zac Ashworth, who started Burton’s 2-1 victory against Wycombe Wanderers.

The 20-year-old played the whole first period in which efforts from Dale Taylor and Joe Powell gave Albion a two-goal lead.

But Deji Oshilaja’s red card in stoppage time at the end of the half forced manager Dino Maamria into making a couple of changes, with Ashworth one of those to be taken off.

Despite Wycombe’s Tjay De Barr striking late on, Burton managed to see the game out and claim three points, lifting them up to 18th in the league.

Elsewhere, Albion’s Championship duo of Cedric Kipre and Alex Mowatt faced mixed fortunes on Saturday afternoon.

Kipre got a full game for Cardiff in their 2-0 defeat at Preston North End, while Mowatt was a late substitute in Middlesbrough’s 3-1 away win over Swansea City.

And in Sky Bet League Two Tom Fellows played the final 29 minutes of Crawley’s 3-1 triumph against Harrogate – halting their run of six successive defeats and pulling them to within one point of safety.

Leamington made it four National League North matches unbeaten, with goalkeeper Ted Cann helping the Brakes to an impressive clean sheet in their 0-0 draw with promotion-chasing Chester.

Rayhaan Tulloch featured in a goalless encounter, too – playing 70 minutes for Dundalk as they shared the spoils at Derry City. The result leaves them third in the League of Ireland Premier Division table after five fixtures.