Twelve Norwich City players featured for their respective loan clubs across the past week, but none more so than academy forward Isak Thorvaldsson.
Across three matches in Iceland’s Urvalsdeild league, Thorvaldsson played a total of 270 minutes for IA Akranes, who were unbeaten in all of them.
They beat Grotta 3-0 on Monday, Fjolnir 3-1 on Thursday, and drew 2-2 at home to Vikingur Reykjavik on Sunday. Looking like their season is turning a corner, Akranes move up to seventh in the division.
It was also a fruitful week for academy goalkeeper Joe Rose, who played all of Bury Town’s 2-1 FA Cup first qualifying round win at home to Brightlingsea Regent on Tuesday night.
On Saturday, he then kept a clean sheet and saved a penalty in a 1-0 win away to Market Drayton Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy.
There were a number of debuts for City loanees during the week, Akin Famewo among them. He played 62 minutes of Charlton Athletic’s 2-0 loss away to Lincoln City on Sunday. The Addicks now sit 18th in League One with one win and two defeats from three games.
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Aidan Fitzpatrick was also handed a debut for Queen of the South in their 1-0 friendly defeat away to Airdrieonians and came close to getting his first goal for the club when he hit the crossbar.
Danel Sinani came on for his Waasland-Beveren debut in the 86th minute of their 3-2 defeat away to Beerschot on Saturday. The former are now second from bottom in the Belgian Pro League with one draw and six defeats from the first seven games.
Back on home soil, Carlton Morris played the full 90 minutes of Milton Keynes Dons’ 2-0 loss at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday. Russell Martin’s side now sit 22nd in League One with one draw and two defeats from three games.
Philip Heise played 90 minutes for Karlsruher SC in their 1-0 defeat at home to VfL Bochum on Sunday. Karlsruher are now second from bottom in 2. Bundesliga having lost both opening games.
Elsewhere, Caleb Richards took part in Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 friendly win away to Stockport County on Saturday, while Louis Lomas was involved in Slough Town’s double header.
They beat Aldershot Town 2-1 in a friendly on Tuesday, as well as Wealdstone 1-0 on Saturday.
City pair Archie Mair and Simon Power both featured in Saturday’s 2-2 friendly draw away to St. Albans City for King’s Lynn Town, with their league season due to kick off on Saturday at home to Yeovil Town.
Finally, Matthew Richardson played 69 minutes of Leiston’s 4-1 defeat away to Coalville Town on Saturday. Leiston are now bottom of the league having lost both their opening games in Southern League Premier Division Central.
Players who were unused substitutes: Rocky Bushiri (KV Mechelen), Sebastian Soto (SC Telstar), Sam McCallum (Coventry City)
Players who weren’t involved in matchday squads: Gassan Ahadme (Real Oviedo), Louis Thompson (MK Dons), Dan Adshead (SC Telstar), Melvin Sitti (Waasland-Beveren)
Players whose teams didn’t have matches in the past week: Jordan Thomas (Leyton Orient)
Image credit: mkdons.com (Carlton Morris), qosfc.com (Aidan Fitzpatrick)