Norwich City loan round-up: Husband impresses for Blackpool in Portman Road stalemate

James Husband starred for Blackpool in their 2-2 draw with Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday.

James Husband starred for Blackpool in their 2-2 draw with Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City left-back James Husband caught the eye as Blackpool drew 2-2 with Ipswich Town in League One on Saturday.

Husband was deployed as a left-sided centre-back in a 3-5-2 formation as Pool denied Town their second successive league victory.

City's loan export played a pivotal part in the equalising goal as he kept up with a rapid counter attack to beat Luke Chambers before hanging a ball into the air for Joe Nuttall to convert at the second attempt.

The result mean Simon Grayson's men drop to 8th in the division, missing out on the play-off spots to Oxford United on goal difference.

Elsewhere in League One, Louis Thompson gained for Shrewsbury Town but was unable to prevent them falling to an epic 4-3 defeat to Bristol Rovers at New Meadow.


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Prior to getting substituted in the 57th minute, Thompson injected some creative spark and improvisation into a midfield that has lacked those elements in ex-City academy prospect Shaun Whalley's absence.

Carlton Morris was involved in Rotherham United's 3-2 victory over Russell Martin's MK Dons.

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Martin remains winless since taking the managerial reigns at Stadium MK, with Paul Warne's men coming from behind to claim all three points.

Deployed as a right-winger, Morris played the entirety of the fixture. The result puts the Millers fourth in the table, as their quest for promotion continues.

Across the north sea, Charlie Gilmour continued his progression at SC Telstar, playing another 90 minutes to continue his comeback from injury.

Telstar beat FC Dordrecht 3-2 in the Eerste Divisie but fellow City midfielder Savvas Mourgos failed to make the match day squad for the hosts.

Among the players who didn't feature for their respective clubs this weekend was Sean Raggett, who was forced off with an injury during Portsmouth's televised FA Cup encounter with Harrogate Town.

The defender has been the subject of numerous long-term fitness issues since signing for City but this knock isn't expected to keep him out of action for a prolonged period of time.

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