Six Norwich City loanees were in action in the past week, with Carlton Morris taking part in some late drama at the top end of League One.
He played 90 minutes of Rotherham United’s 3-2 win away to Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday, but it was far from routine. Rotherham were 2-0 down with just under 25 minutes to play, before goals in the 66th, 71st and 86th minutes completed the turnaround.
That result moves United up to fourth in the division, with just three points separating ninth and third places in a tight mini league.
Also within that are Blackpool, and James Husband played 90 minutes of the Seasiders’ 2-2 draw at Ipswich Town on Saturday. Husband contributed to Blackpool’s equalising goal on the brink of half-time, lifting a cross to Joe Nuttall who scored for 1-1.
The draw means Blackpool fall to eighth in the league, missing out on the play-off spots to Oxford United on goal difference.
Elsewhere in League One, Louis Thompson was awarded his first league start for Shrewsbury Town since signing on loan in August. Having made a cameo appearance of Tuesday’s FA Cup first round replay win away to Bradford City, Thompson played 57 minutes of Saturday’s game.
Town were defeated 4-3 at home by Bristol Rovers, meaning they fall to twelfth in the division, five points adrift of the play-off places.
One tier down, Diallang Jaiyesimi played the opening 82 minutes of Swindon Town’s 1-0 home defeat to Cheltenham Town in the FA Cup first round replay before being replaced by Scott Twine on Tuesday.
Over in the Netherlands, Charlie Gilmour featured in SC Telstar’s 3-2 win away to FC Dordrecht on Friday. That moves the former up to ninth and just three points off fourth place.
Finally, Alfie Payne came on as a substitute for Sam Kelly in King’s Lynn Town’s 0-0 stalemate at home to Hereford on Saturday in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.
Players who were unused substitutes: Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town)
Players not included in matchday squads: Sean Raggett (Portsmouth), Rocky Bushiri (Blackpool), Savvas Mourgos (FC Dordrecht), Simon Power (Ross County), Josh Coley (Dunfermline Athletic), Aston Oxborough (Wealdstone FC), Daniel Barden (Bury Town)
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