Norwich City loan watch: McCallum and Raggett meet in clash of League One promotion rivals

PUBLISHED: 09:51 12 February 2020 | UPDATED: 10:11 12 February 2020

Norwich City loanee Sam McCallum played all of Coventry's home win over Portsmouth Picture: Darren Quinton

Norwich City loanee Sam McCallum played all of Coventry's home win over Portsmouth Picture: Darren Quinton


There were Norwich City loanees on opposite sides of a League One promotion battle last night, when Coventry City hosted Portsmouth.

Left wing-back Sam McCallum played the full 90 minutes as Coventry emerged with a 1-0 victory, as did centre-back Sean Raggett for Pompey, with the defeat ending a nine-game winning streak in all competitions.

The win leaves City's January signing McCallum and the Sky Blues third and two points adrift of leaders Rotherham, with Portsmouth sixth and four points further back.

Elsewhere in the third tier, MK Dons drew 1-1 at mid-table Lincoln to go a fourth game unbeaten and up into 19th, 10 points clear of the bottom three.

City striker Carlton Morris started and went close with two efforts before being forced off with a knock with 10 minutes remaining, and midfielder Louis Thompson came on in the 66th minute.

Icelandic midfielder Isak Thorvaldsson is still waiting to make his debut for Fleetwood however, remaining an unused substitute during a 1-0 win at Wycombe, with the visitors reduced to 10 men in the 68th minute due to former Norwich loanee Ched Evans seeing red.

In League Two, Canaries striker Mason Bloomfield made his first appearance in more than a month for Crawley, coming on in the 57th minute of a 2-1 loss at Crewe, with the hosts snatching a late winner.

Swindon remain two points clear of Crewe at the top of the fourth tier thanks to a 1-0 win at Northampton, with Diallang Jaiyesimi starting and going close to a fourth goal of the campaign shortly before he was substituted in the 67th minute.

Left-back Caleb Richards is still waiting to make his debut for Yeovil and was not involved in a 3-0 defeat at Harrogate Town in the National League.

Central defender Akin Famewo will hope to be in Scottish Premiership action this evening, when St Mirren head to Livingston.

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