Loanees enjoy good weekend

Richard Wright and Zavon Hines have seen their loan spells at Southampton and Coventry City end on a high after both Championship clubs avoided relegation.

Wright proved a hero for Southampton as they came from behind to win 3-2 at home against Sheffield United. The on-loan goalkeeper produced a fantastic stop from Matthew Kilgallon moments before Saints equalised and from there they went on to secure all three points that kept them two points ahead of relegated Leicester City. Coventry, who used forward Hines as a 73rd-minute substitute, lost 4-1 at Charlton Athletic but because of Leicester's 0-0 draw at promoted Stoke City, stayed up by a point.

In total, the 30-year-old Wright made seven appearances for Southampton while Hines had the same number of games for Coventry but all came off the bench. He scored one goal - which earned a 1-1 draw away to Sheffield Wednesday on 1 April. Club-mate Kyel Reid also had reason to celebrate on Saturday after Crystal Palace, the club he joined on loan at the end of March, sealed a place in the promotion play-offs. The 20-year-old winger did not figure in the 5-0 home win against Burnley but has seen his loan extended to cover the semi-finals and potential final.