GOALKEEPER Matt Ingram returned from a shoulder injury for Northampton Town on Boxing Day in their 3-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers.
The R’s stopper has been missing for Town’s last three League One fixtures with the problem - but after returning to Harlington for treatment with the R’s - he was back between the sticks on Tuesday afternoon.
Defeat for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side sees them 22nd in the table at the midway point.
Meanwhile, Eberechi Eze helped stretch Wycombe’s unbeaten run at home to ten matches with a 2-0 win over Newport County yesterday.
Eze played 76 minutes at Adams Park, his 20th appearance of the season for Gareth Ainsworth’s team, as the Chairboys secured victory.
The win sees Wanderers fourth in the League Two table, outside the automatic promotion spots only on goal difference.
Eze’s Under-23s teammate Jack Williams was an unused substitute.
Maintaining the pressure of Wycombe are their rivals Colchester United, as R’s midfielder Brandon Comley again completed 90 minutes for the Essex outfit.
Colchester sealed a 2-0 Boxing Day win at Crawley Town to move up to fifth in the table with Comley making his 19th appearance of his loan spell at the U’s.
Under-23s defender Alex Finney was substituted after 15 minutes of Maidstone United’s 2-2 draw at Dover Athletic after being forced off with an injury.
Seny Dieng and Caden Genovesi suffered defeat either side of Christmas Day for National League South side Whitehawk.
Keeper Dieng was in goal for The Hawks 4-2 defeat at East Thurrock United on Christmas Eve whilst defender Genovesi was forced to withdraw in the warm-up.
On Boxing Day, Dieng was unable to prevent a 1-0 loss at home to Eastbourne Borough with the East Sussex side rooted to the foot of the table.