Loanee round-up

West Ham United's loanees saw their weekend schedule all but wiped out by the freezing cold weather that has engulfed the country in recent days.

Birmingham City duo Rob Hall and Ravel Morrison were the only two of West Ham's five loanees to make it on to the pitch on Saturday.

Hall started the Blues' 2-2 home npower Championship draw with Brighton and Hove Albion, providing an assist for Steven Caldwell to put the home side into a first-half lead.

Brighton then scored twice to take the lead before Morrison was introduced as an 82nd-minute substitute. Birmingham then snatched an equaliser in the closing moments through Serbia striker and regular scourge of the Hammers, Nikola Zigic.

The point leaves Birmingham 20th in the table, five points above the relegation zone.

In npower League Two, Blair Turgott's Bradford City saw their away game at leaders Port Vale postponed, while Paul McCallum was unable to continue his recent rich run of goalscoring form as AFC Wimbledon's match at Accrington was also called-off.

In the Blue Square Premier, Declan Hunt's Braintree Town saw their home fixture with Grimsby Town fall victim to the weather on Friday evening.

Looking forward, Turgott will hope to be involved when Bradford travel to Aston Villa in for their Capital One Cup semi-final second leg on Tuesday evening. The Bantams hold a 3-1 advantage from the first meeting and have a fantastic chance of reaching the final at Wembley against a Villa side struggling for form in the Barclays Premier League.

Also on Tuesday, Hunt's Braintree will hope the snow clears quickly enough for Alan Devonshire's side to take on Dartford in the Blue Square Premier.

On Thursday, the live Sky Sports cameras will be at Kingsmeadow to watch AFC Wimbledon host Port Vale in npower League Two. Earlier the same day, Modibo Maiga's Mali take on Ghana in CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group B in South Africa. Mali opened with a 1-0 win over Niger on Sunday, but Maiga was not involved.