On Loan

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International football dominated the agenda this weekend but a quartet of our loan players were in action in England’s lower leagues…

Coventry City’s hopes of making the League One play-offs were dented by a surprise 1-0 home defeat to struggling Oxford United. Dujon Sterling played the full game for the Sky Blues, who were denied a goal by some excellent keeping and then suffered a second-half sucker-punch from a set-piece. Coventry are in ninth place, two points outside the top six with seven games remaining.

Realistically only one play-off position is still up for grabs in England’s third tier, and Burton Albion kept their very slim hopes of pinching it alive with a fine comeback win over Accrington Stanley. Bradley Collins was in goal and conceded twice at the Pirelli Stadium, but Burton roared back to win 5-2. Our young keeper had given away a penalty for one of Accrington’s goals, but made a fine second-half stop with Burton 3-2 ahead. They are three points behind Coventry and five outside the play-offs.

At the bottom of League Two, Nathan Baxter and Josh Grant couldn’t prevent Yeovil slipping to defeat at high-flying MK Dons on Saturday.

The home side scored once in each half against the Glovers, who are now just two points outside the relegation zone. They sacked their manager Darren Way on Sunday after a run of 10 defeats in 12 matches.

Trevoh Chalobah was in action for England's Under-20 side on Thursday but there is a new exclusive Chelsea TV interview with him about his time on loan at Ipswich with words from loan coach Tore Andre Flo as well. 

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