Of the Bolton Wanderers players out on loan, Keith Andrews was the one in the thick of the final day Football League drama.
Brighton & Hove Albion and Andrews, away at Nottingham Forest, needed to better Reading’s result in order to claim the final Championship play-off place.
And Andrews played the full 90 minutes at the City Ground, as a late goal secured a dramatic 2-1 victory for the Seagulls and a play-off spot following Reading’s 2-2 draw with Burnley.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Marvin Sordell played 87 minutes for Charlton in their 3-0 win away at Blackpool.
In League One Josh Vela helped Notts County to safety, playing 90 minutes in their 1-1 draw at Oldham. As a result Shaun Derry’s side avoided the relegation zone after a recent impressive run of form.
Tom Eaves played the final five minutes of Shrewsbury’s 1-1 draw at Gillingham whilst Craig Davies was an unused substitute for play-off bound Preston North End, who were defeated 2-1 at Crewe.