New Year's Day Loan Watch


Wickham on the scoresheet; Graham features.

Connor Wickham marked the extension of his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday with a goal as the Owls moved out of the Championship relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Blackpool.

The 20-year-old frontman notched after just five second-half minutes before Chris Maguire doubled the hosts’ advantage on the hour.

The win sees Wednesday moved out of the bottom three into 20th place, one point above the drop zone, whilst Blackpool drop to 12th – four points off the play-off places.

Elsewhere, Danny Graham played the final half-hour of Hull City’s 2-0 defeat at Liverpool.

Daniel Agger and Luis Suarez scored either side of half time to send the Reds back into the top four whilst the Tigers remain in tenth place in the Barclays Premier League.