Danny Rose was thrown in at the deep end to make his debut for Peterborough United in the Championship on Tuesday night.
The attacking midfielder's loan move until January was confirmed at 1pm yesterday afternoon - seven hours later and he was in Posh's starting line-up against Plymouth.
He made a bright start to the match and a shot in the first half was parried out for Aaron Mclean to score from the rebound, but the striker was ruled offside.
Plymouth hit back with two goals in six minutes in the second half and Craig Makail-Smith's late goal proved only a consolation for Posh and Danny, who played the full 90 minutes at London Road.
Staying in the Championship, Kyle Walker played 90 minutes as Sheffield United scored late to earn a 3-3 draw against Ipswich Town while it was a night to forget for Jake Livermore as Derby suffered a 6-1 loss at Cardiff City, the midfielder also putting in a full shift.
In League One, Oscar Jansson earned rave reviews again in the Exeter goal as the Grecians earned a late 1-1 draw against Swindon. Exeter's website reported that the young keeper made 'a string of top-class saves' in the match. Troy Archibald-Henville played for 75 minutes.
Steven Caulker played 90 minutes and helped his side to a clean sheet in a goalless draw against Millwall at the New Den, Ryan Mason was ruled out by injury.
In League Two, Sam Cox was an unused substitute as Cheltenham lost 2-1 against Shrewsbury. Dean Parrett missed Aldershot's 1-1 draw at Torquay with tonsillitis.
Goalkeeper Lee Butcher was back on the bench as Grays beat Cambridge United 2-0 in the Blue Square Premier.
BLOW FOR OBIKA AND ENGLAND U20S
Jonathan Obika started as England suffered a 4-0 loss against Ghana in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt on Tuesday.
The striker currently on loan at Yeovil actually provided the one bright spot for the Three Lions when he struck the crossbar with the score still at 0-0 in the first half.
But the Africans always had the upper hand and ran in a convincing win in Group D of the competition.
England face Uzbekistan in Suez in the final group game on Friday evening (October 2) and must win well to have any chance of progressing to the next stage as one of the best third-placed teams.