Holmar still a loan star

Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson played a full 90 minutes for KSV Roeselare as the Belgian side moved out of relegation danger for the first time since his January move.

The Iceland Under-21 centre-back has been a revelation for Roeselare in the early stages of his loan until the end of the season. He more than played his part on Saturday in the 1-1 draw away to sixth-placed SV Zulte Waregem.

With bottom club R. Excelsior Mouscron confirmed in 16th and last spot after their financial woes saw them forfeit their league participation, Roeselare had been sitting one place above in the relegation play-off position.

However, the weekend point has moved them a point ahead of KSC Lokeren OV and pushed their rivals into trouble. Roeselare can move further away from the risks of a two-legged survival tie against a team from the second tier on Wednesday night when they welcome KRC Genk.

Eyjolfsson, 18, also has a Belgian Cup two-legged semi-final to look forward to against Cercle Bruuge KSV later this month and the small matter of a visit from league leaders and Belgian giants RSC Anderlecht next Sunday.

Back in England, loan striker Freddie Sears was an unused substitute for Coventry City as they won 1-0 away to Crystal Palace to move within five points of the Championship play-off positions. Frank Nouble, also out on loan, played an hour for West Bromwich Albion when they lost 2-1 to Bristol City in a match televised live on Sunday.

Finally, Josh Payne did not figure at all for League 1 strugglers Wycombe Wanderers as they did their survival hopes the world of good with a 1-0 home win against seventh-placed Millwall. Wycombe are now just five points from safety.