Our Aussies Abroad are back into the action following the Asian Cup and winter breaks. Milos Degenek becomes a cult favourite in Saudi Arabia while a Scotland-based striker hits his 11th match without a goal.
In the English Premier League Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan's match against Chelsea was postponed but will face Leicester City away in midweek. Ryan was last in action in the Premier League in a 3-1 loss to Burnley. Aaron Mooy played a full match in Huddersfield Town's 2-0 loss to Newcastle United, with relegation now seemingly inevitable.
In the English Championship Mass Luongo played a full match although his QPR side went down 3-2 in the final minute to promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion. Later in the week Luongo also played 90 minutes as QPR lost 2-0 to Middlesborough. Jackson Irvine played an hour for Hull City who were thrashed 5-1 by Brentford.
Bailey Wright played a full match for Bristol City as they lost 3-2 away to table toppers Norwich City. Mile Jedinak was an unused sub again for Aston Villa while Adam Federici was also unused for Stoke as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.
James Meredith was absent from Millwall's squad that defeated Derby County 1-0 away from home due to a calf injury. Callum Elder was absent from Ipswich Town's squad that drew 1-1 with Wigan Athletic. Ryan Williams played 32 minutes off the bench for Rotherham United as they drew 1-1 with Reading.
In League One action Kenny Dougall was an 84th minute substitute for Barnsley in their 0-0 draw with Burton Albion. Later in the week Dougall was a stoppage time substitute in another bore draw against Porstmouth. Brad Inman played 10 minutes off the bench for Rochdale in an epic 4-3 loss to AFC Wimbledon.Later in the week he played the second half of Rochdale's 5-1 loss to Plymouth Argyle.
Cameron Burgess played a full match for Scunthorpe United in their 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers. Harry Souttar played a full match for Fleetwood Town as they defeated Burton Albion 1-0.
In the English Youth Leagues Con Ouzinidis played 22 minutes off the bench for Everton U23 as they beat Blackburn U23 2-0.
Tyrese Francois played a full match for Fulham U23 in the Premier League Cup as they beat Reading U23 2-0. Cameron McGilp was absent from Birmingham City U23 as they defeated Colchester U23 2-1. Jacob Young played a full match for Sunderland U23 as they lost 3-1 to West Bromwich Albion for whom Jasko Keranovic was absent.
Kai Caldebrank Park was an unused sub while Oscar Woods was absent for Burnley U18 as they defeated Leeds United U18 4-2. Riley Warland was absent from Fulham U18's side that defeated Norwich City 2-0.
In the Scottish League Mark Milligan played a full match for Hibernian while Ryan McGowan and Jesse Curran completed 90 minutes for Dundee FC as Hibernian won 4-2. McGowan recently moved to Scotland from League One in England while Curran has courted the possibility of playing for Scotland instead of Australia despite hailing from Ryde in Sydney.
Oliver Bozanic completed 22 minutes off the bench for Hearts as they drew 1-1 with St Mirren. Ben Garuccio was absent, the victim of an enormous squad numbering 33 players, while 21-year old goalkeeper Jordan Holmes was on the bench for St Mirren.
In the Scottish Championship Tom Beadling played a full match for Dunfermline Athletic as they defeated Ayr United 1-0. Jack Iredale played a full 90 for Greenock Morton as they lost 1-0 to promotion fighters Inverness CT. The barren run continues for Lyndon Dykes who has gone his eleventh game without a goal for Queen of the South as they lost 2-1 to Alloa Athletic.