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Academy Alumni #206 – January 6th 2022

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This column looks at the results of the fixtures played this midweek (Tuesday unless stated) in the Football League and the EFL Trophy. Those teams marked with a * have a player(s) out on loan.

League 2:

George Ray was not involved for Exeter City in their 0-0 draw at Forest Green Rovers.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
4 Tranmere 22 11 5 6 20 14 6 38
6 Port Vale 21 10 5 6 35 23 12 35
8 Exeter 23 8 10 5 33 26 7 34
12 Bradford 22 6 11 5 29 26 3 29
16 Salford 21 7 6 8 24 21 3 27
18 Bristol R 21 7 5 9 27 33 -6 26
21 Carlisle 22 5 7 10 16 29 -13 22
23 Scunthorpe 23 3 10 10 19 38 -19 19

EFL Trophy:

Charlie Kirk played the first 87 mins for Charlton Athletic in their 1-0 home win against MK Dons – they will play at Hartlepool United in the quarter-finals.

Connor O’Riordan, Regan Griffiths (85 mins), Travis Johnson, Oli Finney (68 mins) and Callum Ainley all started for Crewe Alexandra in their 4-2 home defeat against Rotherham United. Luke Murphy, Joel Tabiner (both 22 mins) and Connor Salisbury (5 mins) were all used subs while Billy Sass-Davies was an unused sub, all for the hosts.

Kelvin Mellor played the first 80 mins for Carlisle United in their 1-0 defeat at Hartlepool United.

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