Jeremy Helan continued to be an integral part of the Sheffield Wednesday revival right up until his last appearance.
Helan played the full 90 minutes of the Owls’ disappointing 0-0 draw with Wolves at Hillsborough.
Alex Nimely began his Crystal Palace career with a 0-0 draw against Blackpool as Ian Holloway’s side drew a blank with his former club
He played 52 minutes of the game before being withdrawn as The Eagles fruitlessly sought a breakthrough.
Paul Dickov took on Uwe Rosler in the battle of the former Blues at Boundary Park and it was Rosler’s Brentford who took all three points with two second-half goals from ex-Crewe striker Clayton Donaldson.
With Shaleum Logan and Lee Croft also involved, on loan Reece Wabara must have felt quite at home during the mini-City fest.
Don't forget that Dickov will be our special guest for a dinner alongside Dietmar Hamann at the Etihad Stadium on 31 January.
Wayne Bridge’s Brighton drew 2-2 with Birmingham City, while Adam Drury played all of Burton Albion’s 1-0 defeat at Northampton Town.
Leaving the confines of the English leagues, Ryan McGivern saw his loan deal extended until the end of the season and took part in Hibs' 1-1 draw with Dundee, though Abdi Ibrahim and Luca Scapuzzi both were absent as Stromgodset lost a pre-season friendly 3-1 and Varese beat Grosseto 4-0 respectively.
In La Liga, the Blues’ highest profile player out on loan, Roque Santa Cruz, played an hour of Malaga’s 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo and Mohammed Abu sat out Rayo Vallecano’s 2-0 defeat at Granada.
Omar Elabdellaoui, whose loan spell with Feyenoord ended last week, has joined Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschwig until the summer.