Callum Marshall

Loan Watch: Marshall makes winning debut, victories for Downes and Potts

Callum Marshall made his debut for West Bromwich Albion as the Baggies edged out a 1-0 win over Birmingham City in the EFL Championship. 

Making his first appearance at the Hawthorns since joining on loan, the forward featured from the bench to help West Brom register a potentially-crucial win and played his part in the winner, playing the ball out wide to Darnell Furlong, and his low cross was turned home by Andreas Weimann at the front post. 

Flynn Downes played 73 minutes and picked up a yellow card as Southampton extended their club record unbeaten run to 21 matches. Jan Bednarek put them ahead after four minutes, heading home Stuart Armstrong’s corner, before Adam Armstrong’s finish had them cruising at the interval. 

Downes was cautioned after 57 minutes, and was subsequently taken off 16 minutes later as the Saints maintained their position in the automatic promotion spots. 

Elsewhere, down a division, Freddie Potts played the full 90 minutes as Wycombe Wanderers registered a 3-1 win away to Cheltenham Town, while fellow loanee Gideon Kodua was not involved in the matchday squad at Whaddon Road.

Potts was once again named in the starting XI, making his fifth consecutive start in all competitions. Matt Bloomfield’s side took a deserved lead after 20 minutes, as Jack Grimmer tapped home Luke Leahy’s corner.

The Chairboys doubled their advantage nine minutes later when Gareth McCleary raced through towards goal and fired home. 

And the visitors extended their lead further four minutes after the restart when McCleary’s spot-kick was parried by Luke Southwood, and Potts’ low ball into the middle was turned into his own net by Curtis Davies. 

Matt Taylor netted a mere consolation for Cheltenham after 58 minutes, but it could not help ignite a fightback. 

Flynn Downes in action for Southampton

Kristzián Hegyi continued his great start to life in Holland, as the Hungary U21 international kept a third consecutive clean sheet for Den Bosch on Friday evening.

The 21-year-old, who spent the first part of the season on loan at EFL League One side Stevenage, helped the Dutch Eerste Division outfit secure yet another important point, as they moved three points clear of direct rivals Telstar with a goalless draw. 

Den Bosch are now 17th in the table – following draws against Helmond, Telstar, Roda, and Jong PSV. 

Another draw was played out in France, as Thilo Kehrer helped Monaco earn a point against Le Havre in Ligue 1. 

The German international played 90 minutes as Wissam Ben Yedder’s opener was cancelled out just two minutes later through Youssouf Fofana’s own-goal, moving Monaco down to fifth in the table. 

Saïd Benrahma was not involved in Olympique Lyonnais' matchday squad for a 1-0 home win over Olympique de Marseille that lifted Lyon three points clear of the relegation zone. Former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal of the game at Groupama Stadium.

Elsewhere, Keenan Appiah-Forson played the full 90 minutes as Dagenham & Redbridge earned a vital victory away at Rochdale in England’s National League. 

Inih Effiong was the Daggers’ hero, scoring a first-half double to secure a 2-1 victory and send Dagenham up to 14th in the table, five points clear of Kidderminster in the fourth and final relegation spot.

Daniel Chesters was an unused substitute for Salford City's 3-1 victory over Wrexham in League Two, having only completed his move to the North West last Thursday evening.