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Loan Watch: Friendly Fire

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Shane Ferguson and James Tavernier were in pre-season action for their loan sides on Saturday and both finished on the winning side

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Shane Ferguson and James Tavernier helped their respective loan clubs to friendly victories over Premier League opposition on Saturday.

Birmingham beat Hull City 2-1 at St. Andrew's and it was from Ferguson's 12th minute corner that Matt Green headed the Blues in front.

Andrew Shinnie then made it 2-0 before Sone Aluko pulled one back for the Tigers, for whom former Magpies keeper Steve Harper was an unused substitute.

Meanwhile Shrewsbury were 3-2 victors over a Manchester City XI, with Tavernier completing 90 minutes at right-back less than 24 hours after completing his temporary switch to Shropshire.

However, Tavernier had already played once for the Shrews, appearing in their midweek friendly win over Birmingham as a trialist.