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Loan round-up: Championship return for Albion faces

The return of England's second tier over the weekend saw a number of Albion’s out on loan players get minutes for their respective sides.

By Charlie Hanson • 22 June 2020

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Christian Walton in action for Blackburn Rovers.

Jayson Molumby’s Millwall lost at home to Matt Clarke’s Derby County, with teenage midfielder Louie Sibley grabbing a hat-trick for the Rams in a 3-2 victory. The result leaves both teams still very much in the race for the play-offs, as Phillip Cocu’s side continue their hot run of form – the weekend’s win gave Derby their eighth win in their last 14 league outings. Both Molumby and Clarke played the full 90 minutes.

Goalkeeper Christian Walton had a fairly quiet afternoon in a 3-1 win for Blackburn Rovers against Bristol City, as they too continue their push for a place in the top six – the Lancashire side are just one point outside the play-off places. The 24-year-old stopper continued his run of not missing a single minute for his side this season, and the match marked his 38th appearance of the campaign.

Leeds United’s return to play didn’t go as planned as Ben White played the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 defeat at Cardiff City on Sunday lunchtime. Marcelo Bielsa’s side sit second in the Championship, still maintaining a healthy gap of seven points between themselves and third placed Fulham.

Jan Mlakar was named on the bench for Wigan Athletic’s 2-0 victory at Huddersfield, but didn’t get on for the Latics, while Leon Balogun missed out altogether through injury.

EUROPEAN AFFAIRS:

Leo Ostigard and Viktor Gyokeres played their part in a 1-1 draw with Jahn Regensburg for German second division outfit St Pauli – the point moving them five points clear of the bottom three. Ostigard was on for the full match, while Gyokeres was substituted after 80 minutes.

Robert Sanchez (Rochdale), Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon), Percy Tau (Club Brugge), George Cox (Fortuna Sittard), Billy Arce (Barcelona SC) and Jurgen Locadia (FC Cincinatti) have all had their seasons ended prematurely or interrupted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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