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Loan Watch

Posted on 22 February 2010  - 12:00

Andros Townsend scored his second MK Dons goal as his loan spell at the League One club continued to go from strength to strength after he helped them to a 3-1 win over Southend United on Saturday.

Loan Watch

Andros Townsend scored his second MK Dons goal as his loan spell at the League One club continued to go from strength to strength after he helped them to a 3-1 win over Southend United on Saturday.

The winger's strike 10 minutes from time put the game out of sight for the Shrimpers and takes the Dons to within five points of the play-off positions.

But Adel Taarabt was the only other of our young players out on loan to end up on the winning side over the weekend, as he came off the bench 13 minutes from time to see out QPR's first Championship win since Boxing Day, a 2-1 success over Doncaster.

Staying in that division, Kyle Naughton was on the wrong end of a 1-0 defeat for Middlesbrough at the hands of high-flying Nottingham Forest.

In League One, Steven Caulker played as Yeovil Town made their first ever league visit to Charlton Athletic but came away with a 2-0 defeat.

And ex-Yeovil boy Jon Obika fared no better with new club Millwall, for whom he came on as a substitute 20 minutes from time in a disappointing 1-0 defeat at strugglers Wycombe Wanderers, although the young striker did force a fine save from home goalkeeper Tom Heaton in the dying minutes.

On Friday night, our young stopper David Button was beaten only by Ryan Lowe's 71st minute penalty as Shrewsbury Town were defeated 1-0 at second-placed Bury.

The England Under-20 international impressed again, keeping Paul Simpson's side in it with two top drawer saves late on.

And you can see David in action tonight when Shrewsbury take on fellow League Two promotion contenders Rotherham United live on Sky Sports 1.

Of our more senior players out on loan, Robbie Keane scored his first home goal for Celtic in their 1-0 victory over Dundee United to keep the pressure on leaders Rangers at the top of the SPL - with the big Old Firm derby next Sunday.

Glasgow-born Alan Hutton was back in North London on Saturday, but it wasn't a trip to remember as Sunderland were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates.

And Jamie O'Hara was also on the wrong end of a Premier League defeat as Portsmouth's plight continued with a 2-1 reverse at home to Stoke City.