Loan report: Wednesday continue fight against relegation

There were also big results for Stuttgart and Rangers.

By BHAFC • 08 April 2024

By Alex Young
James Beadle in action for Sheffield Wednesday.

The battle against relegation in the Championship is reaching boiling point.

Sheffield Wednesday looked dead and buried only a couple of months ago, but their 2-0 win over fellow strugglers QPR – in which James Beadle kept his sixth clean sheet – means the Owls are now just a point off safety.

Swansea City had pulled clear of danger in recent weeks, but they have now gone three without a win, with Carl Rushworth unable to keep Middlesbrough from finding the back of the net in their 2-0 defeat.

At the other end of the table, Ipswich continued their unwanted winless record against Norwich that now runs into its 15th year, with Jeremy Sarmiento coming on for the final 30 minutes for the Tractor Boys in their 1-0 defeat at Carrow Road.

In League One, Marc Leonard’s Northampton Town's fine end of season run has come too late to see them challenge for the play-off places, but their 2-0 win over bottom side Carlisle all but confirm a top half finish.

By VFB Stuttgart
Deniz Undav has played a key role in Stuttgart's terrific form so far this season.

Jensen Weir played the final 25 minutes of Port Vale’s goalless draw at Wigan that moved them up to 20th in the third tier.


Stuttgart moved level with second-place Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 1-0. Deniz Undav and Mo Dahoud were both involved as Stuttgart's fairytale in the Bundesliga continued.

Abdallah Sima scored his first goal for Rangers after a three-month injury layoff, netting in a classic Old Firm derby as the Gers drew 3-3 with Celtic.

Kacper Kozlowksi and Adrian Mazilu both played in Vitesse Arnhem’s 3-0 defeat to NEC Nijmegen.