Wright starts well at Saints

West Ham United goalkeeper Richard Wright made a solid start to his month-long loan at Southampton with a clean sheet against Coventry City on Saturday.

The 30-year-old has been allowed to get valuable playing time with the Championship club and helped shore up a defence that had conceded five unanswered goals in their previous game against Hull City. Southampton are just two points clear of the drop zone in the second tier of English football, one point and one place better off than Coventry, and needed Wright to make a good save from Michael Mifsud to ensure at least a point.

Jimmy Walker took Wright's place for West Ham United as understudy to Robert Green away to Everton. Elsewhere on Saturday, on-loan Academy striker Jack Jeffery got his first start on his fifth appearance for Conference high-fliers Cambridge City as they were held to a 0-0 home draw by Weymouth. The 19-year-old's deal has been extended by a further month.