Young left-back hits brace as City U23s win 2-0 at Newcastle

Left-back Rob Nizet in EFL Trophy action for Norwich City U23s last season
Picture: Paul Chesterton

Left-back Rob Nizet in EFL Trophy action for Norwich City U23s last season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Young left-back Rob Nizet pressed his claims for a place on the bench for Norwich City’s first team with a match-winning brace as the Canaries’ under-23s won 2-0 at Newcastle.

The Belgium Under-19 international has been the regular left-back for the U23s so far this season, with City’s injury crisis leaving them without Xavi Quintilla and Bali Mumba at the moment, as midfielder Jacob Sorensen continues as emergency cover.

The 18-year-old opened the scoring just before the break, driving into the top-left corner from long range after being teed up by a Zak Dronfield free-kick, then made sure of the win in the 68th minute when he fired across the keeper after receiving the ball on the left side of the box.

The win moved David Wright’s side up to second in Division Two of Premier League Two, ahead of a home game against Burnley on Friday (1pm).

The win was achieved without the influential duo of centre-back Andrew Omobamidele and striker Tyrese Omotoye due to injury, while fellow striker Tom Dickson-Peters is understood to be training with the first team due to Teemu Pukki being the only fit striker after the recent injuries to Jordan Hugill and Adam Idah.

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City U23s: McCracken (C); Vaughan, Warner, Tomkinson, Nizet; Dronfield, Khumbeni; Giurgi (Kamara 87), Hondermarck (Rowe 79), Springett (Jackson 90); Dennis. Unused sub: Rose (GK)

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