Payne gets cup chance

Josh Payne made his FA Cup bow at the weekend as he helped Cheltenham Town to a 2-2 first-round draw against fellow League One outfit Oldham Athletic.

The on-loan 17-year-old midfielder, now in his second month with Cheltenham, was given clearance to play for Martin Allen's side and would have been delighted as they raced into a two-goal interval lead. However, Oldham fought back and scored twice in the second half to earn a replay at Boundary Park on Tuesday 18 November.

Meanwhile, Nigel Quashie got his first start for Birmingham City on Saturday as they drew 1-1 at Nottingham Forest. The Scotland midfielder had made two previous appearances off the bench for the Championship high-fliers before the weekend, when he played for 75 minutes before being replaced.