A strange week saw several domestic games postponed, while in Europe, two Reds celebrated birthdays and one was sent off.

 Allan Rodrigues de Souza, Apollon Limassol

 Apollon Limassol survived a cup scare on Wednesday, beating second division side Othellos 2-0 to overcome a first leg deficit and progress to the Cypriot Cup quarter final. Allan started and played 78 minutes.

The Brazilian midfielder then celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday by helping his side get the First Division’s Championship Round off to a great start with a 5-1 win. He started on the bench, coming on after 76 minutes.

 Anderson Arroyo, RCD Mallorca

Mallorca B beat Mercadal 1-0 on Thursday, before brushing aside Llosetense 4-0 on Sunday.

It is not clear if Anderson Arroyo was involved.

Taiwo Awoniyi, Royal Excel Mouscron

 Taiwo Awoniyi had a disappointing weekend, as he was handed a straight red card in Mouscron’s 2-1 defeat to Lokeren. Having started, Awoniyi was dismissed for a flailing elbow after 74 minutes.

READ MORE: Last week’s loan watch

Pedro Chirivella, Willem II

 Willem II’s impressive KNVB Cup run came to an end at the semifinal stage on Wednesday, after they suffered a 3-0 defeat to Dutch heavyweights Feyenoord. Pedro Chirivella started and played the whole game.

Chirivella then dropped to the bench for Willem II’s Saturday trip to Heerenveen. He came on after 55 minutes in a 2-0 loss.

 Ovie Ejaria, Sunderland

 Ovie Ejaria returned from injury this week to start for Sunderland in their trip to Millwall. The Championship’s last placed team battled to a 1-1 draw, with Ejaria playing the 90 minutes.

 Andy Firth, Chester

 Chester’s Saturday clash with Bromley was postponed.

 Jon Flanagan, Bolton Wanderers

 Jon Flanagan was not involved in Bolton’s 3-1 home defeat to Preston North End.

Marko Grujic, Cardiff City

 Cardiff’s Saturday game at Brentford was also called off.

 Ryan Kent, Bristol City

 Bristol City’s game went ahead, and ended with a 4-0 Robins win against Sheffield Wednesday. Ryan Kent was an unused substitute.

Lazar Markovic, Anderlecht

Lazar Markovic also celebrated his birthday this week, turning 24 on Friday.

He spent the duration of Anderlecht’s 3-2 win at Zulte-Waregem on the bench.

 Sheyi Ojo, Fulham

Fulham beat Derby County 2-1 away from home in a key Championship promotion clash on Saturday. Sheyi Ojo came on for match winner Ryan Sessegnon after 87 minutes.

 Divock Origi, VfL Wolfsburg

 Divock Origi got another start this weekend, but could not save Wolfsburg from slipping closer to the Bundesliga’s relegation dogfight, after a 2-1 home loss to Bayer Leverkusen. Origi played 72 minutes.

READ MORE: Will Origi’s loan to Wolfsburg benefit him at LFC next season?

 Connor Randall, Hearts

 Connor Randall made his 20th league appearance of the season, starting and playing the whole of Hearts’ 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at right back.

Randall earned another start on Sunday, as Hearts took on Motherwell in the Scottish FA Cup quarter final. Randall came off in injury time, as Hearts crashed out of the competition by way of a 2-1 defeat.

 Daniel Sturridge, West Bromwich Albion

Daniel Sturridge’s hopes of a career resurgence suffered another blow this week, after it emerged that the striker is set to miss a month with another hamstring injury.

He missed Albion’s latest defeat, 1-0 at Watford.

 Matty Virtue, Notts County

After not featuring for Notts County last weekend, Matty Virtue was eligible to join Liverpool U23s in midweek, and scored his side’s only goal in a 2-1 loss against Porto B in the Premier League International Cup.

Notts County’s Saturday trip to Cheltenham Town was then cancelled.

Corey Whelan, Yeovil Town

 Both Yeovil’s Tuesday EFL Trophy semifinal tie at Shrewsbury Town and Saturday league clash at Swindon Town were postponed due to inclement weather.

 Harry Wilson, Hull City

Harry Wilson missed Hull City’s 1-1 draw against Barnsley on Tuesday. He was expected to return from injury earlier than expected at the weekend, but Hull’s game at Ipswich was cancelled.

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