Full-back Ryan was introduced off the bench at half-time as the Lions defended a narrow first half lead at Wigan Athletic, his side ultimately securing a 1-0 win.
Jon Obika also tasted victory in the Championship in midweek, his Charlton Athletic side beating Yeovil Town by the odd goal in five. Jon came on as a substitute in the 76th minute.
There was no such good fortune for Tom Carroll and Benoit Assou-Ekotto at Queens Park Rangers, though.
Both started for their loan club at Blackburn Rovers but neither finished the game as the R’s made changes in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to overturn a two-goal deficit, Blackburn claiming a 2-0 victory in the end.