Norwich City loan round-up: Carlton Morris on target as Shrewsbury remain unbeaten in League One
PUBLISHED: 11:53 03 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:02 03 September 2017
Carlton Morris felt he deserved a goal after helping loan club Shrewsbury Town remain unbeaten in League One.
The Norwich City striker fired home the opening goal in the 30th minute of a 2-1 win at Gillingham yesterday, notching up his second in five games so far for the Shrews.
That came after the powerful 21-year-old had controversially seen a goal ruled out in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Oxford United, with no goal-line technology to assist the officials in their decision that day.
“I’ve been working hard on the training ground,” Morris said.
“I’ve been working on quick chances where you haven’t got much time to react, you have to hit the target and thankfully that’s what I did.
“It was definitely in last week, so I was telling myself that my left foot was due a goal this week and thankfully I grabbed another.”
There were two other Canaries loanees involved, with Ben Godfrey completing his second full match in four days for the Shrews but fellow midfielder Ebou Adams was an unused substitute.
However there was an injury scare for Morris as well, being replaced in the 66th minute with a hamstring strain.
The same hamstring also affected the 2013 FA Youth Cup winner’s previous season, signing on loan for Rotherham when they were still a Championship side, eventually joining up with them in March when he was fit and making eight appearances without scoring.
“I think Carlton could have had one just prior to scoring,” Shrews boss Paul Hurst added, with both speaking to the League One club’s official website.
“He looked a threat and then got his goal. I’m pleased for him because he should have had one last week.
“He just felt his hamstring in the second half, so we didn’t want to take any chances. It’s the same one that he tore last season, so we wanted him off as soon as possible.”
Elsewhere, City left-back Harry Toffolo joined League One side Doncaster on loan on Thursday but wasn’t thrown straight into action, featuring as an unused substitute as Darren Ferguson’s side were held to a 0-0 home draw by Peterborough.
Canaries defender Sean Raggett played the full match as Lincoln City kept their first clean sheet of the season in a 0-0 home draw with Luton Town in league Two.
Young forward Diallang Jaiyesimi came on in the 69th minute of Grimsby’s 1-0 home win in the same division, helping the Mariners protect their lead in his sixth appearance of the campaign.
In the National League, right-back Louis Ramsay came on as a substitute in the 53rd minute as Woking won 3-1 at Macclesfield but defender Michee Efete doesn’t join up with his Torquay team-mates until Monday.