Mixed day for loan pair

Loanees Freddie Sears and Matt Fry experienced very different fortunes during Saturday's npower Football League programme.

Sears, who has impressed during his time at Championship side Scunthorpe United, was part of the Iron starting XI as his side went down 4-2 at home to new leaders Cardiff City. The striker was replaced after 82 minutes at Glanford Park, having assisted for his side's first goal.

Scunthorpe have 20 points from 17 games played and sit 18th in the Championship table, three points above the relegation zone and six points adrift of the play-off places.

In League One, Fry completed the full 90 minutes as Charlton Athetic defeated Peterborough United 5-1 at London Road.

Playing at left-back, the defender enjoyed a fantastic day as the Addicks climbed to second and an automatic promotion place following an emphatic victory against the Posh.

Charlton return to league action by hosting Yeovil Town at home next Saturday, while Sears' Scunthorpe travel to Derby County on the same afternoon.