Admiral Muskwe

Muskwe Strike Headlines Foxes Loan Action

Nine Leicester City loanees have been in action across the Football League and in Europe over the past few weeks.

- Admiral Muskwe scores and Josh Knight features in back-to-back Wycombe Wanderers wins
- George Hirst, Daniel Iversen, Matty James and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall are also involved in Championship action
- Callum Wright hits a stunner for promotion-chasing Cheltenham Town in their latest League 2 victory
- Rachid Ghezzal plays another starring role for top of the table Beşiktaş, while Kamal Sowah starts twice for OH Leuven

In the Sky Bet Championship, forward Admiral Muskwe's well-taken goal helped seal what could prove to be a crucial three points for Wycombe Wanderers as they battle to beat the drop.

Muskwe netted inside two minutes at New York Stadium to set the Chairboys on their way to an empathic 3-0 victory against relegation rivals Rotherham United on Monday afternoon.

Now unbeaten in three, versatile defender Josh Knight has also featured in all three clean sheets, beating Blackburn Rovers 1-0 on Friday, after drawing 0-0 at Coventry City - with Muskwe also starting the latter two fixtures.

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Matty James
Matty James

Matty James wore the captain's armband for the Sky Blues against QPR.

Next up for Gareth Ainsworth's men, who remain bottom of the table by two points, is the visit of Luton Town on Saturday 10 April (3pm kick-off).

Forward George Hirst was introduced as an 87th-minute substitute in Rotherham's 2-0 away win at Bristol City on 20 March, although the Millers have lost their last two Championship fixtures.

Entering the pitch with 12 minutes to play, Hirst was unable to prevent Millwall taking all three points at the Den last Friday, ahead of the defeat to Wycombe.

Paul Warne's men, seven points from safety as things stand, will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to tackle Huddersfield Town on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Dewsbury-Hall battles for the ball with Derby's Max Bird during the Championship clash at Pride Park.

Elsewhere in the second tier, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall played 90 minutes of Luton Town's 1-0 victory over Preston North End, secured via Daniel Iversen's 83rd-minute unfortunate own goal at Deepdale.

The Hatters have since lost back-to-back games, however, beaten 2-0 by Derby County at Pride Park on Friday, followed by a 2-1 home defeat to high-flying Barnsley on Monday. The midfielder started both games, playing 82 minutes of the Derby clash before being replaced by Luke Berry.

Those results leave Nathan Jones' side in 13th position, comfortably in mid-table on 50 points from their 39 games played.

Preston, meanwhile, have picked up four points from a possible six over the Easter weekend, holding runaway leaders Norwich City to a 1-1 draw thanks to Brad Potts' injury-time leveller.

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Daniel Iversen
Daniel Iversen

Iversen proved unbeatable at Liberty Stadium, keeping Preston's first clean sheet in seven games.

Iversen then kept a clean sheet at Swansea City as the Lilywhites came away from Liberty Stadium with a 1-0 victory, again secured in stoppage time. Next up for Frankie McAvoy's side, who currently sit 16th, is a home fixture against Brentford on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Meanwhile, Matty James played the full game as Coventry City registered a 3-1 success over Bristol City at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on Monday. A first win in four games, it was the perfect way to bounce back from a 3-0 reverse at Queens Park Rangers, which James played 90 minutes in.

The experienced central midfielder, who has played 16 times in the Championship since his January arrival at the club, was also in the starting XI for the goalless draw with Wycombe a week prior. 

In Sky Bet League 2, on the other hand, Callum Wright scored a stunning goal for promotion-chasing Cheltenham Town as they swept aside third-placed Tranmere Rovers on Good Friday.

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Callum Wright
Callum Wright

Wright's superb strike on the volley arrowed into the top corner.

Starting for the third consecutive game, the young midfielder produced the moment of the match, netting a first-time volley just before the hour-mark to wrap up the scoring at Whaddon Road, while also contributing an assist to William Boyle's goal earlier in the contest.

Replaced in the 82nd-minute, Wright then appeared off the bench three days later in a 1-1 draw with Grimsby Town at Blundell Park, coming on as a substitute 71 minutes into the game.

The Leicester loanee had also featured from the off in the Robins' two previous encounters - a 2-0 home success over Salford City, followed by a 1-0 defeat at Morecambe.

Michael Duff's men sit second in the standings, two points behind leaders Cambridge United, but with a game in hand on their rivals, ahead of meeting Leyton Orient on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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Rachid Ghezzal
Rachid Ghezzal

Ghezzal is enjoying a fine season for the Turkish Süper Lig leaders.

Elsewhere, Rachid Ghezzal notched up his 13th league assist for Beşiktaş in their 1-1 draw with Fenerbahçe. The Algerian winger set up Domagoy Vida to score the opener at Vodafone Arena before the hosts were pegged back in the final minute.

The Black Eagles remain top of the Süper Lig table despite a 1-0 defeat at Kasımpaşa on Sunday. They hold a two-point lead over Fenerbahçe and have a game in hand over their rivals.

Over in Belgium, Kamal Sowah played 90 minutes of OH Leuven's last two Jupiler Pro League fixtures, drawing 2-2 with Mechelen before losing 3-2 to Genk at King Power at Den Dreef Stadium. Filip Benković was an unused substitute for Marc Brys' side in both games.

Leuven remain in contention for a play-off spot, which would determine UEFA Europa League places, sitting seventh in the standings ahead of their final away game of the season, against Cercle Brugge on Saturday (3:15pm kick-off).

All times BST.

Main Image: Wycombe Wanderers F.C.

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