Ryan Inniss made his first start after a three-month lay-off for Southend United on Tuesday night, and helped them claim an emphatic 4-1 win at Peterborough United to lift them up to fifth in League One.
The Eagles centre-back nearly marked his return from a dislocated shoulder with a goal as he hit a post, but the Shrimpers eventually cruised to victory. Inniss has recently been quoted as saying: “The aim is to try and get a run of games because I want to be seen as reliable. When I’m out there, everyone knows I’ll run through brick walls but it’s just how long I’m going to last. I also want to try and repay the manager for keeping me around.”
Inniss had returned to action three days earlier against Northampton Town as a 69th minute substitute, where he came up against Palace teammates Hiram Boateng and Keshi Anderson. The former would play 63 minutes himself, while Anderson remained on the bench for the duration of the 2-2 draw.
Elsewhere in the division last Saturday, Freddie Ladapo’s Shrewsbury Town recorded a fourth consecutive home win at the expense of AFC Wimbledon thanks to a last minute winner from Aristote Nsiala, after the Palace striker had been taken off on 73 minutes.
Meanwhile, Jordon Mutch saw Reading’s automatic promotion hopes take a hit on Tuesday after they were beaten 1-0 by rivals Huddersfield Town in the Championship, after the Eagles man had played all 90 minutes in a 3-2 win against Brentford 72 hours earlier.
In League Two, Luke Croll was an unused substitute last Saturday as Exeter City drew 1-1 with Stevenage, while the same fate befell Noor Husin who saw Accrington Stanley win 2-1 against Colchester United to pull away from the drop zone.