Connor Wickham

Weekend loan round-up

by Ashley Houghton

Win, draw and defeat for trio of loanees.

Connor Wickham scored his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday as the Owls secured a valuable three points at Leicester City over the weekend.

Wickham’s 70th-minute strike gave Wednesday a four-point cushion above the Championship relegation zone.

The frontman came off the bench just before the hour mark and the England U21 international crashed a close-range volley into the roof of the net from Lewis Buxton's cross to condemn the hosts to a third defeat in five home league matches.

Ji Dong-won played 82 minutes as Augsburg’s two-game winning run came to an end at the hands of Nuremberg in the German Bundesliga.

Nuremberg scored late to leave Augsburg looking over their shoulders at Hoffenheim who won their first game in five on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Jordan Pickford played 90 minutes as Alfreton drew 1-1 at Tamworth in the Conference Premier.

The England U19 goalkeeper was named man of the match by the Reds' official website.

Ahmed Elmohamady’s Hull City travel to Burnley tonight looking to move into the automatic promotion places in the Championship.