West Ham United's loanees were in action in the npower Football League on Saturday afternoon, with differing results.

In the npower Championship, Stephen Henderson returned to the Ipswich Town starting XI after heading back for his second loan spell with the Tractor Boys this season. However, the Irishman had a day to forget as his own-goal saw Ipswich beaten 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers. Defeat at Ewood Park saw Mick McCarthy's side drop to 20th in the table, just a point above the relegation zone.

Elsewhere in the same division, Rob Hall played for 73 minutes as Birmingham City snatched a 1-1 draw at Charlton Athletic. The forward had been replaced by Nathan Redmond before Yann Kermorgant seemed to have handed the Addicks victory with an 88th-minute goal. However, Wade Elliott headed in Chris Burke's last-minute cross to secure a draw that leaves the Blues 16th. Ravel Morrison was not involved.

In npower League Two, Paul McCallum played for 21 minutes as a substitute for bottom club AFC Wimbledon, but could not prevent the Dons from losing 2-0 at Rotherham. Blair Turgott was not involved in Bradford City's 1-0 home defeat by Gillingham. The Capital One Cup finalists stand 12th.

In France, Alou Diarra will hope to add to the assist he chalked up in Stade Rennais' 2-2 draw at L'Orient last weekend when his team host Toulouse on Sunday.

Finally, Academy youngster Marcio Martins helped Portugal U17s to recover from a goal down to snatch a 1-1 draw with Netherlands at their opening match at the Algarve Tournament. Portugal take on England on Sunday and Germany on Tuesday.