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Posted on 12 April 2010  - 12:00

Kyle Naughton and Adel Taarabt played their part in key wins for their respective loan clubs in the Championship on Saturday.

Kyle Naughton and Adel Taarabt played their part in key wins for their respective loan clubs in the Championship on Saturday.

Starting at left-back, Kyle helped Middlesbrough maintain a late push for the play-offs with a 1-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday. Kyle's raids down the left flank led to two efforts on goal in the second half, forcing fine saves from Owls keeper Lee Grant.

At the other end of the table, QPR produced a vital 2-0 win at Palace and Adel set-up the second goal, curling in a corner that was headed home by Casper Gorkss.

In League One, Steven Caulker played another 90 minutes for Yeovil - his 42nd appearance of the season - and was involved in the second goal as his side won 3-1 at Stockport.

Goalkeeper David Button also claimed an assist as Shrewsbury got back to winning ways at Crewe in League Two. David collected a cross and threw the ball fully 50 yards to Tom Bradshaw, who carried it 30 yards before unleashing a 25-yarder into the top corner. That was Shrewsbury's second goal in a 3-0 win and means they still have an outside chance of the play-offs.

Of our more senior players on loan, Robbie Keane also suffered a semi-final blow as Celtic were shocked 2-0 by Ross County in the Scottish Cup. Alan Hutton was an unused substitute in Sunderland's 1-0 loss at West Ham while in Turkey, Giovani set-up the third goal for Milan Baros as Galatasaray beat Diyarbakirspor 4-1 in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday.