Seven of West Ham United's eight loanees had a mixed weekend with their adopted clubs, while James Tomkins will be hoping for victory on Monday evening.
There were fine wins for Jimmy Walker's Colchester United, Bondz 'Gala's MK Dons and Josh Payne's Cheltenham Town, a draw for Kyel Reid's Blackpool but defeats for Nigel Quashie's Birmingham City, Jordan Spence's Leyton Orient and Junior Stanislas' Southend United.
The left winger, 21, produced a lively display as Blackpool secured a hard-fought goalless draw at Nottingham Forest in the Championship. The Tangerines, who sit 16th in the standings, have lost only one of the four matches Reid has started since his loan move to Bloomfield Road.
The 30-year-old Scotland international midfielder played a full 90 minutes as Birmingham City fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat at Preston North End. Despite Saturday's disappointment, the Blues remain second in the Championship table. Quashie was booked for a foul on Ross Wallace during the game, which was won by Jon Parkin's last-minute goal at Deepdale.
Central defender Tomkins will hope to be recalled to the Derby County starting eleven for Monday evening's Championship trip to Charlton Athletic. The 19-year-old has played four games for The Rams since moving to Pride Park on a month-long loan deal at the end of November. England Under-19 international Tomkins was a second half substitute in last Tuesday's 3-0 defeat at table-topping Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Goalkeeper Walker was in typically impressive form as Colchester United secured a memorable 2-1 victory at Leeds United in League One. Goals from Dean Hammond and Mark Yeates earned the U's a memorable win at Elland Road after Richard Snodgrass had earlier given the home side the lead. The Essex side, who sit 16th in the table, have won two of the three matches they have played since Walker arrived on a month-long loan late last month.
Youth team captain Payne played 77 minutes as Martin Allen's Cheltenham Town secured a fine 2-1 win at Leyton Orient on Saturday. The 18-year-old, who was playing the penultimate match of a three-month loan stay with the Robins, saw goals from Barry Hayles and Ian Westlake secure victory at the Matchroom Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Orient's goal was scored from the penalty spot by Adam Boyd. Payne, 18, scored once in 12 League One and FA Cup matches for Town.
Central defender 'Gala was not involved as MK Dons secured a 4-2 League One win at Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday night. The Dons, managed by Roberto Di Matteo, who was at Stamford Bridge to watch West Ham United's first-team take on Chelsea on Sunday, are third in the standings. 'Gala, who has made three appearances for the club, will hope to return to action when they host Leeds United on Saturday.
England Under-19 international winger Junior Stanislas endured a disappointing afternoon as Southend United fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Huddersfield Town in League One. The Shrimpers, for whom the youngster has made three league and FA Cup appearances since joining them on a month's loan last month. Stanislas marked his debut for the club by scoring twice in a 3-1 FA Cup second round win over Luton Town.
The talented England Under-19 international defender was an unused substitute as Leyton Orient succumbed to a 2-1 home defeat to Cheltenham Town in League One.