In this column, we look back at this weekend’s involvement for players that have come through the Alex Academy.
In the Premier League, Ashley Westwood played the first 73 minutes for Burnley’s 1-1 home draw against Huddersfield Town.
In the Championship, Billy Jones played the full game for Rotherham United in their 3-1 defeat at Birmingham City.
Cheyenne Dunkley played the full game and Nick Powell the first half in Wigan Athletic’s 4-0 defeat away at Preston North End.
Luke Murphy was not involved for Bolton Wanderers in their 1-0 home defeat to Blackburn Rovers.
Into League 1 where Oliver Turton played the full game for Blackpool in their 2-2 home draw with Rochdale whilst Max Clayton was not involved for the hosts.
Kelvin Mellor played the full game for Bradford City in their 2-1 loss at home to Sunderland.
Junior Brown played the full game for Coventry City in their 2-1 home win against Charlton Athletic.
Ryan Colclough played the full game for Scunthorpe United in their 3-2 defeat at Luton Town.
George Cooper was not involved for Peterborough United in their 4-0 defeat at home to Barnsley.
Gareth Evans played the first half for Portsmouth in their 2-0 home defeat against Gillingham.
Liam Nolan was an unused substitute for Accrington Stanley in their 1-0 defeat away at Shrewsbury Town.
Onto League 2 where Nicky Maynard played the full game and got both goals in Bury’s 2-2 home draw with Mansfield Town while Byron Moore was not involved for the hosts.
Harry Davis was not involved for Grimsby Town in their 2-0 home win against Port Vale.
Ben Garratt, Perry Ng, George Ray, James Jones, Callum Ainley, Ryan Wintle and Charlie Kirk (90 minutes apart from 71 for Jones) all started for Crewe Alexandra in their 1-0 defeat away at Lincoln City. Harry Pickering (19) and Ollie Finney (4) were both used substitutes with Shaun Miller an unused sub and Michael O’Connor playing the full game for the hosts.
Matt Tootle played the full game for Notts County in their 1-0 victory at Macclesfield Town whilst David Vaughan was an unused substitute for the visitors.
Chris Clements played the full game for Cheltenham Town in their 3-0 defeat at MK Dons.
AJ Leitch-Smith played the full game and scored with Jason Oswell playing the final 4 minutes for Morecambe in their 4-3 defeat at home to Tranmere Rovers. Ritchie Sutton was not involved for the visitors.
Will Appleyard was an unused substitute for Stevenage in their 3-1 home win against Colchester United.
Finally, Billy Waters played the final 16 minutes for Northampton Town in their 1-1 away draw with Swindon Town.