Date: 3rd January 2020 at 8:00pm
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In this column, we look at how the Alex Academy Graduates have done in the New Year round of fixtures. Those with * in the tables have a player out on loan that fits the AA criteria.

Premier League:

Ashley Westwood played the full game for Burnley in their 2-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
15 Burnley 21 7 3 11 24 34 -10 24

Championship:

Cheyenne Dunkley came on for the second half for Wigan Athletic in their 3-2 win at Birmingham City.

Nick Powell played 85 mins and scored for Stoke City in their 5-2 win at Huddersfield Town.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
21 Stoke 26 7 3 16 33 42 -9 24
22 Wigan 26 5 8 13 24 39 -15 23

League 1:

Luke Murphy played the first 49 mins and was sent off for Bolton Wanderers in their 4-3 home defeat against Burton Albion while Ben Garratt was an unused sub for the visitors.

Gareth Evans played the first 83 mins, scored and was booked for Portsmouth in their 1-1 draw at Gillingham.

Michael O’Connor played the first half for Lincoln City in their 2-1 home win against Peterborough United.

Oliver Turton played the first 86 mins for Blackpool in their 2-1 defeat at Rotherham United while Billy Jones was not involved for the hosts.

George Ray played the full game for Tranmere Rovers in their 4-1 home defeat against Coventry City.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
2 Rotherham 24 12 5 7 42 25 17 41
3 Coventry* 23 10 10 3 34 25 9 40
6 Peterborough* 24 10 6 8 44 34 10 36
9 Portsmouth 23 9 8 6 34 28 6 35
10 Blackpool 24 8 10 6 32 28 4 34
12 Burton 23 9 6 8 32 30 2 33
16 Lincoln 23 9 3 11 28 28 0 30
21 Tranmere 23 5 6 12 27 43 -16 21
23 Bolton 21 4 7 10 18 46 -28 7

League 2:

Both Ritchie Sutton and AJ Leitch-Smith played the full game for Morecambe in their 1-0 defeat at Bradford City. Kelvin Mellor was not involved for the hosts while Shaun Miller was not involved for the visitors.

Nicky Maynard played the full game and scored a hat-trick for Mansfield Town in their 3-2 win at Cambridge United.

Perry Ng, Ryan Wintle, Rio Adebisi, Tom Lowery, Callum Ainley (79 mins, scored) and Charlie Kirk (59 mins) all started for Crewe Alexandra in their 4-1 home win against Carlisle United. Owen Dale (31 mins, booked) and Ollie Finney (11 mins) were both used subs while James Jones, Billy Sass-Davies and Travis Johnson were all unused subs, all for the hosts.

Harry Davis played the full game for Grimsby Town in their 1-0 home win against Salford City.

Chris Clements was an unused sub for Cheltenham Town in their 1-1 draw at Newport County.

Billy Waters was an unused sub for Northampton Town in their 1-0 home win against Stevenage.

Both Junior Brown and Matty Lund (scored) played the full game for Scunthorpe United in their 2-0 win at Oldham Athletic while Ryan Colclough came on for the final 11 mins for the visitors.

Byron Moore, Antoni Sarcevic and George Cooper all played the full game for Plymouth Argyle in their 2-1 defeat at home to Swindon Town.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
3 Crewe 24 13 5 6 46 29 17 44
4 Bradford 24 12 7 5 31 19 12 43
7 Northampton 25 11 6 8 34 28 6 39
8 Cheltenham 24 9 11 4 35 20 15 38
9 Plymouth 23 11 5 7 34 25 9 38
10 Port Vale* 25 8 11 6 32 31 1 35
12 Scunthorpe 25 8 7 10 33 33 0 31
17 Mansfield 25 6 9 10 33 37 -4 27
18 Grimsby 23 6 8 9 23 28 -5 26
23 Morecambe 25 4 6 15 20 44 -24 18

National League:

Mark Carrington played the full game for Wrexham in their 2-0 win at Chorley. Both Chris Holroyd (C, 11 mins) and Jason Oswell (W, 6 mins) were used subs for their respective sides.

Will Appleyard was an unused sub for Halifax Town in their 0-0 home draw against Stockport County while Liam Nolan was not involved for the hosts.

Matt Tootle was not involved for Chesterfield in their 3-0 defeat at Solihull Moors.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
7 Notts County* 28 11 10 7 44 30 14 43
9 Halifax 28 12 6 10 36 39 -3 42
19 Wrexham 29 8 8 13 36 41 -5 32
22 Chesterfield 29 6 9 14 38 53 -15 27
24 Chorley 29 4 12 13 25 51 -26 24