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Oliver Jones

Leeds United loan watch as Cresswell proves worth and Daniel James makes Manchester United point

It was a mixed bag of results for Leeds United's loanees this weekend as Charlie Cresswell and Jamie Shackleton found themselves back into the squad for Millwall's fixture against Preston North End while Daniel James was on the substitute's bench for Fulham clash with Manchester United.

Here's a look at how they each got on in the weekend fixtures and how they've fared during their loan spells so far.

Charlie Cresswell

It's well known that when he returns from his loan spell at Millwall that Charlie Cresswell will be immediately put into Leeds' main squad and this weekend was another example of why.

The centre-back found his fourth goal of the season in just his 15th game for the Lions and helped them cap off a big 4-2 win after a Zian Flemming hattrick that propelled them up to 6th in the Championship.

Cresswell has played every minute of Millwall's last four league matches and has proven himself capable at a good level for the 20-year-old.

Jamie Shackleton

While not making as much of an impact on Millwall's season as Cresswell, Shackleton has still shown his abilities on the ball in the minutes he's been given.

At the weekend, he replaced George Saville in the 85th minute but has proven reliable across the rest of this season and will likely start against Sunderland next weekend having not started a match for two weeks.

Daniel James

Daniel James celebrated a Wales World Cup squad callout by finding the back of the net for the first time since leaving Elland Road on loan - this time against his former club Manchester United.

Less than two minutes after replacing Harry Wilson on the hour mark, James latched onto the end of Tom Cairney's cross into the six-yard box and poked it past David De Gea to equalise for Fulham.

Unfortunately for him, it wouldn't prove enough for a point at Craven Cottage as Alejandro Garnacho's 93rd-minute winner took all three points with United back to Old Trafford.


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