Sam Gallagher helped Birmingham to back-to-back wins in the Championship as they beat Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
After Jacques Maghoma’s solitary strike had earned all three points in a 1-0 win over Leeds United at St Andrew's three days previous, Gallagher’s fourth goal of the campaign secured a 2-0 away victory over the Royals.
Maghoma was on the scoresheet again when he slammed home a loose ball following Craig Gardner’s free-kick, before the Saints forward’s ice-cool finish extended the lead after Jeremie Boga’s incisive through ball.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Harrison Reed endured a frustrating festive period as he was forced off after 27 minutes of Norwich’s 0-0 draw at Burton Albion, which saw him miss the New Year’s Day win over Millwall.
In Scotland, Harry Lewis played in both of Dundee United’s games against St Mirren and Brechin City respectively.
The top of the table clash at St Mirren was won 2-0 by the hosts thanks to goals from Lewis Morgan, before a 4-1 win over Brechin City.
Elsewhere, Olufela Olomola played the last 20 minutes of Yeovil Town’s 4-3 defeat to Morecambe.
The Glovers suffered successive defeats when they were beaten 2-1 against Crawley, with Olomola playing 76 minutes and seeing his shot off the bar help tee up Sam Surridge.