West Ham United
In the npower Championship, goalkeeper Stephen Henderson helped Ipswich Town grab a point at home to relegation rivals Peterborough United. The Irishman made a save from former Hammers youngster Grant McCann before he was beaten by Lee Tomlin. However, the Tractor Boys fought back to draw through DJ Campbell's second-half penalty.
Elsewhere in the same division, the introduction of debutant Rob Hall as a substitute sparked life into Birmingham City, but the Blues were unable to hold on and lost 3-2 at Derby County. Hall joined fellow Hammers loanee Ravel Morrison on the pitch with half-an-hour to go with Birmingham trailing 1-0. Hall won a penalty 13 minutes later, which was converted by Marlon King, but Derby went ahead again through Conor Sammon's second goal of the game. Peter Lovenkrands levelled again, only for Nathan Tyson to slide in Derby's third late on. Birmingham also included ex-West Ham players Jonathan Spector and Hayden Mullins, while Papa Bouba Diop was an unused substitute.
In npower League One, Dan Potts made his Colchester United debut, but he would not have particularly have enjoyed the experience as the U's were beaten 5-1 at MK Dons. Potts completed the full 90 minutes alongside fellow Academy graduate Freddie Sears. Former Hammer Luke Chadwick scored two of MK Dons' goals.
In npower League Two, Paul McCallum also endured a difficult debut for his new club. The Development Squad's leading scorer marked his first appearance for AFC Wimbledon by being sent-off in a 3-1 defeat at Morecambe. McCallum lined up alongside former West Ham youngster Callum McNaughton. In the same division, Blair Turgott was an unused substitute for Bradford City, who drew 3-3 at Bristol Rovers.
Finally, Declan Hunt was prevented from turning out for Braintree Town as their FA Trophy first-round tie with Havant and Waterlooville was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.