Eight Norwich City loanees were in action over the last week, with James Husband and Diallang Jaiyesimi involved in important wins at the top end of League One and League Two respectively.
Husband played 90 minutes of Blackpool’s 3-1 win at home to Fleetwood Town on Saturday, a result which moves them up to fourth in the third tier, level on points with Peterborough above.
As for DJ, he came on for Swindon Town in the 84th minute to replace Eoin Doyle in Saturday’s 3-0 win away to Grimsby Town in League Two. That keeps Swindon at the top of the division, three points clear of Exeter in second.
There was also victory for Sean Raggett at Portsmouth, albeit in the second round of the Leasing.com Trophy. They came from behind to beat Northampton 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Cup action was on the cards for Carlton Morris too, who played the opening 54 minutes of Rotherham United’s dramatic FA Cup second round game at Solihull Moors last Monday. United were 3-0 down with 15 minutes to go, but remarkably came back to win 4-3.
Morris then played another 60 minutes of Saturday’s League One 1-0 defeat at home to Rochdale, before being replaced by Jake Hastie. They fall to eighth in League One, one point below the play-off places.
There were 90 minutes in the tank for Charlie Gilmour at SC Telstar and Daniel Barden for Bury Town. Telstar drew 1-1 at home to NAC Breda, keeping their perfectly mid-table campaign ticking over with seven wins, four draws, and seven defeats in Eerste Divisie.
Meanwhile in the Isthmian League North Division, Bury Town lost 3-0 away to Histon, meaning Barden’s side are now third in the league, level on points with Aveley and one behind Maldon & Tiptree.
Alfie Payne was part of a winning King’s Lynn Town side on Saturday, as they beat Blyth Spartans 3-0 at home to stay at the top of the table. Payne had replaced Michael Clunan in the 80th minute. The win keeps the Linnets at the top of the tree, three points clear of York City in second.
Finally, Mason Bloomfield came on in the 56th minute for Crawley Town to replace Ashley Nadesan in Saturday’s 0-0 draw away to Stevenage. That moves Crawley up to 16th in the division, seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Players not included in matchday squads: Rocky Bushiri (Blackpool), Louis Thompson (Shrewsbury Town), Savvas Mourgos (FC Dordrecht), Simon Power (Ross County), Josh Coley (Dunfermline Athletic), Aston Oxborough (Wealdstone FC)
Image credit: Jim Brailsford/Rotherham United FC