Eyjolfsson still learning

Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson's education in Belgium continued on Sunday night with his most high-profile date yet - a home match with European giants RSC Anderlecht.

The 19-year-old centre-back, who left West Ham United on loan back in January, played the full 90 minutes for KSV Roeselare as they went down 2-1 to the runaway league leaders, earning a yellow card in the 77th minute.

Eyjolfsson will know his loan side's survival hopes rest on their form against fellow relegation strugglers as they bid to lift themselves at least one place above 15th spot - the relegation/promotion play-off in the Belgian top flight.

The 1-1 draw at home to mid-table KRC Genk last Wednesday will have helped their cause and they are just a point behind KSC Lokeren OV. However, Roeselare will need to be at their best when they go to another heavyweight side in Club Brugge KV on 14 March. They then face a two-legged tie on 19 and 21 March against KSV Cercle Brugge for a first-ever place in the Belgian Cup final.

Eyjolfsson has a big date before all of that when he joins up with Iceland Under-21s for Tuesday's trip to Germany - a crunch match in their 2011 UEFA European U21 Championship qualification programme. Iceland have won four of their first five Group 5 matches and are just three points behind section leaders Czech Republic.

Meanwhile, Freddie Sears and Frank Nouble - the club's two other players out on loan - both had quiet weekends. Sears was an unused substitute for Coventry City as they won 2-1 against Scunthorpe United to move within three points of the Championship play-offs while second-placed West Bromwich Albion had no need to call Nouble off the bench as they kept promotion hopes alive with a 3-1 victory against Derby County.