Seven Cats star on busy weekend

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by Ashley Houghton

Vaughan makes Forest debut whilst Wickham notches for Wednesday.

David Vaughan played 84 minutes on his Nottingham Forest debut as Billy Davies’ side lost ground on the Championship play-off places after a 1-0 defeat to promotion rivals Blackpool.

The Welsh international had been replaced by former Black Cat Andy Reid when Stephen Dobbie bagged an injury-time winner for a Tangerines side led by ex-Sunderland midfielder Alex Rae in the absence of Paul Ince.

Meanwhile, Connor Wickham scored on his return to Sheffield Wednesday as the Owls moved out of the Championship relegation zone with a 5-2 victory over Reading at Hillsborough.

The England U21 international bagged the fourth goal for Dave Jones’ side who recorded their first win of the campaign with Matty Fryatt scoring twice for the hosts as well as an own goal from Sean Morrison and a Michail Antonio strike just before the half-hour.

Pavel Pogrebnyak and Adam Le Fondre replied twice for the Royals, who stay fifth.

In League Two, Jordan Pickford ‘s Burton Albion lost for the first time in three matches as Ryan Williams’ deflected effort earned Morecambe three points at the Pirelli Stadium.

Williams’ ricocheted effort left the England U19 international stopper with no chance as the Brewers finished the game with ten men after Shane Cansdell-Sherriiff was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Billy Knott didn’t travel with Wycombe Wanderers due to injury as the Chairboys conceded late in injury time to draw 1-1 with Accrington Stanley at the Crown Ground.

In non-league, Adam Mitchell starred on his Harrogate Town debut as the North Yorkshire outfit won 3-2 at home to Oxford City.

Liam Hardy scored twice after the hour mark to give the hosts the lead before Kayden Jackson replied for the visitors.

However, Shane Killock grabbed Town’s third 15 minutes from time before Tom Winters grabbed a late consolation for Oxford.

Joel Dixon got off to a positive start in his second spell at Workington as the Reds moved away from the Skrill North relegation zone with a 4-2 win against fellow strugglers Gainsborough Trinity at Borough Park.

Simon Russell and Bradley Barraclough twice put Trinity ahead either side of Josef Jackson’s equaliser for the Reds before Kyle May made it 2-2 at the interval.

Phil McLuckie and Scott Allison then struck in the second-half to give Workington their first win in four games.

Liam Marrs made his Boston United debut as the Pilgrims lost 3-2 to Brackley Town at St James’ Park.

Marrs’ new side were 3-0 down at half-time after goals from Steve Towers, Izak Reid and Ben Mills.

However, Scott Garner and Marc Newsham nearly rescued a point for Boston, though, their efforts proved to be too little, too late.

Elsewhere, Alfred N’Diaye’s Eskisehirspor travel to Gençlerbirli─či in the Turkish Super League on Monday.

The Red Lightnings could move as high as second in the Turkish top flight if they pick up their fourth consecutive win.