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Posted on 2 April 2013  - 13:39

Jonathan Miles and Kevin Stewart made their Football League debuts over the Easter weekend.

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Young goalkeeper Jonathan celebrated his 20th birthday on Good Friday by keeping a clean sheet on his debut for Dagenham & Redbridge against Barnet in League Two. Edgar Davids played for the Bees as it ended 0-0 at Underhill.

It wasn't such good news for Jonathan on Easter Monday as the Daggers conceded three goals in the opening 20 minutes on their way to a 4-2 loss against Bristol Rovers.

Defender Kevin was on the bench in Crewe's 2-2 draw at Bury in League One on Friday before stepping into the starting line-up for his debut on Monday and a 1-0 win against Preston.

Kevin's next appearance for Alex might just be at Wembley - Crewe take on Southend in the Johnstone Paints Trophy Final on Sunday.

David Bentley in action for Blackburn at Cardiff

Massimo Luongo, Dean Parrett and Nathan Byrne all made debuts for Swindon in a 1-1 draw against Oldham on Friday having joining the Robins on the Thursday. Massimo and Dean started and Nathan came on in the 55th minute of the 1-1 draw on Friday before all three started in a big game at Doncaster in League One on Monday.

It was second against fourth at the Keepmoat Stadium and Rovers won it by the only goal 10 minutes from time. Massimo and Nathan completed the 90 minutes while Dean, who had a decent strike in the first half, played 82 minutes.

In the Championship, Adam Smith started and forced Kasper Schmeichel into one of a number of saves as Millwall beat Leicester on Friday. He was back on the bench in a 0-0 draw against Ipswich on Monday.

Harry Kane was a late substitute for Leicester in that match at Millwall on Friday and an unused substitute in a 2-0 loss at Barnsley on Monday.

David Bentley missed Blackburn's draw at Blackpool through injury on Friday but returned to play 62 minutes in the 3-0 defeat at leaders Cardiff on Monday.

Jon Obika was an unused substitute as Charlton beat Bolton 3-2 on Saturday.

In the Premier League, Andros Townsend looked lively again for QPR and fired in a couple of efforts as Rangers lost 3-2 at Fulham on Monday.

Gomes punches clear for Hoffenheim against Schalke

Danny Rose played 85 minutes as Sunderland lost 1-0 at home to United on Saturday while Simon Dawkins was an unused substitute in Villa's 2-1 home loss against Liverpool on Sunday.

Away from the UK, Heurelho Gomes could do little to prevent Hoffenheim suffering a 3-0 defeat against Schalke in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Yago Falque played 79 minutes as Almeria beat SD Huesca in Spain's Segunda Division while Souleymane Coulibaly started as Grosseto lost 3-1 at Ascoli in Serie B.

Jon Bostock played the full 90 minutes as FC Toronto drew 2-2 against LA Galaxy in the MLS.