Sears a winner again

Freddie Sears continues to make an impressive impact on loan at Scunthorpe United - helping the Championship club to a second successive win in just five days.

The Iron's new No10 played a key role in last Tuesday's 3-2 win at Preston North End and then did well again on Saturday as they won 2-0 at home against in-form Watford. Indeed, Sears was given a standing ovation from all four corners of the ground when substituted on 83 minutes with the game won against the Hornets.

Sears nearly capped his all-action display with a superb individual goal just before the hour. Collecting the ball on the halfway line, he beat three men with a mazy run before firing in a shot that England Under-21 keeper Scott Loach only just tipped away to safety.

Elsewhere, 18-year-old Frank Nouble was an unused substitute as Premier League promotion chasers Swansea City moved up to third place with a 2-0 home win against Leicester City. In League One, centre-back Matt Fry played the whole 90 minutes as Charlton Athletic won 4-3 away to Carlisle United to move within a point of the play-off positions.