LOAN WATCH: Frustrating weekend for loanees

By SFC Media time Mon 05 Oct Club

Only one of Saints' three out on loan players were involved in Football League action this weekend.

Jordan Turnbull was unable to prevent Swindon Town from slipping to a 1-0 defeat away to Blackpool in Sky Bet League 1.

Mark Cullen’s headed goal secured the victory for the Seasiders at Bloomfield Road, with Turnbull and the Robins unable to break down their hosts.

The defeat leaves Mark Cooper’s side 17th in the table with 11 games of the season gone.

Sam Gallagher was an unused substitute for MK Dons as they salvaged a 1-1 draw with Bristol City thanks to a goal deep into stoppage time.

Jonathan Kodjia had given Bristol City a 1-0 lead in just the sixth minute of the Championship clash, but substitute Daniel Powell was on hand in the fourth minute of stoppage time to earn the Dons a point.

Gallagher will now head off on international duty with England Under-20s for the first time following his impressive performances so far for MK Dons this season.

Jack Stephens was not involved for Championship side Middlesbrough as they lost 2-0 away to Reading to miss out on top spot heading into the international break.

Danny Williams opened the scoring for the Royals with just 15 seconds on the clock, before a Nick Blackman penalty sealed the win for Steve Clarke’s side in the 88th minute.

Stephens now links up with England Under-21s ahead of their 2017 European Under-21 Championship qualifier with Kazakhstan.

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