In this column, we look at how the Alex Academy Graduates have done in the Boxing Day round of fixtures.
Ashley Westwood played the full game for Burnley in their 5-1 home defeat against Everton.
Neither Luke Murphy (Bolton) nor Billy Jones (Rotherham) were involved as the Trotters won 2-1.
Cheyenne Dunkley played the full game for Wigan Athletic in their 2-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion while Nick Powell was not involved for the visitors.
Gareth Evans played the full game for Portsmouth in their 2-0 defeat at Gillingham.
Liam Nolan was not involved for Accrington Stanley in their 2-1 win at home to Shrewsbury Town.
George Cooper was an unused substitute for Peterborough United in their 2-0 defeat at Barnsley.
Junior Brown came on for the final 16 minutes for Coventry City in their 2-1 home win against Charlton Athletic.
Neither Oliver Turton nor Max Clayton played for Blackpool in their 2-1 away defeat to Rochdale.
Ryan Colclough was not involved for Scunthorpe United in their 2-0 home defeat against Luton Town.
Kelvin Mellor was not involved for Bradford City in their 1-0 defeat at Sunderland.
Chris Clements played the full game, was booked and scored the final goal in Cheltenham Town’s 3-0 home win against MK Dons.
Will Appleyard was not involved for Stevenage in their 2-1 win at Colchester United.
Ben Garratt, Perry Ng, George Ray, Harry Pickering, James Jones, Ryan Wintle and Charlie Kirk all started for Crewe Alexandra in their 2-1 home win against Lincoln City with Callum Ainley (9 mins) and Shaun Miller (1 min) were used substitutes and both Owen Dale and Lewis Reilly were unused substitutes. Michael O’Connor played the full game for the visitors.
Nicky Maynard came on for the final 19 minutes for Bury in their 2-1 defeat away to Mansfield while Byron Moore was an unused substitute for the visitors.
Billy Waters was an unused substitute for Northampton Town in their 1-1 home draw against Swindon Town.
Matt Tootle played the full game for Notts County in their 2-1 home defeat to Macclesfield Town with David Vaughan only playing the first half for the hosts.
Harry Davis played the opening 83 minutes in Grimsby Town’s 1-0 win at Port Vale.
Ritchie Sutton played the opening 83 minutes in Tranmere Rovers’ 3-1 home win against Morecambe. AJ Leitch-Smith (83 mins) and Jason Oswell (unused sub) were involved for the visitors.
Andy Bond played the full game and scored for AFC Fylde in their 1-1 draw at Barrow.
Mark Carrington played the full game for Wrexham in their 5-1 home win against Salford City with Chris Holroyd coming on for the last 6 minutes and scoring the final goal for the hosts.