Southampton loan round-up: Isgrove gets better of Stephens in League One tussle

Southampton youngsters Lloyd Isgrove and Jack Stephens came face-to-face on Tuesday night.

Southampton loan round-up: Isgrove gets better of Stephens in League One tussle
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Lloyd Isgrove's Barnsley came out on top against Jack Stephens' Coventry City on Tuesday evening in League One as Barnsley picked up an all-important victory, with a number of Southampton youngsters once again in action over the weekend.

Isgrove played 45 minutes

Barnsley winger Isgrove was substituted at half time, but he still played a really important role in helping the Tykes claim the victory. It was Isgrove who won the corner in the 10th minute, which then led to his side taking the lead.

Isgrove is continuing to put in a number of fine performances for the Yorkshire club and he has made 20 appearances for the first team to date, but is still trying to find his elusive first goal for the club since joining in October of last year.

Stephens gets full 90

Whereas for Stephens, he played the whole match, but he was unable to prevent his side slipping to a 2-0 loss at Oakwell, as he continues to build his partnership at the back with Bournemouth loanee Bailey Cargil.

The result lifts Barnsley to seventh and just a place behind Coventry and it's just their goal difference which separates the two ahead of the final three months of the campaign.

McQueen starts

Elsewhere on the loan front, Sam McQueen's Southend kept themselves right in the mix of the top six thanks to a late leveller against Crewe Alexandra - the team where Ryan Seager was before his ACL injury.

McQueen is starting more games on a regular basis of late and will hope to continue to build his first team minutes up to help in his development as a player. McQueen played for 58 minutes before getting substituted, with Southend now sitting in 8th place in the league. They are just a point behind both Isgrove's Barnsley and Stephens' Coventry side.

McCarthy gets full game

In League Two, Jason McCarthy once again started for Wycombe Wanderers, but he was unable to prevent his side falling to a narrow 1-0 loss to Cambridge United which meant his side dropped out of the play-off places. Wycombe fell three places to 9th in League Two, but are crucially just the one point away from the play-offs.