Norwich City loan watch: Marshall helps Millwall beat Baggies, as Oliveira returns for Reading
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Ben Marshall helped Norwich City’s automatic promotion hopes as he played the full 90 minutes of Millwall’s 2-0 home win over fourth placed West Brom, keeping the Lions a point above the relegation zone with a game in hand.
Nelson Oliveira returned to Reading’s starting XI but couldn’t prevent the Royals allowing a 1-0 lead to slip to a 3-1 defeat at Hull, leaving Jose Gomes’ team just a point above the bottom three.
The Portuguese striker will not be able to play against Norwich on Wednesday night, when the Royals head to Carrow Road looking to improve on a recent record of one win in four games.
Left-back James Husband played the full 90 minutes as Fleetwood bounced back twice to draw 2-2 at home against Southend, leaving Joey Barton’s team 10 points adrift of the play-offs with a game in hand.
Young striker Tristan Abrahams earned a start and played the full match to help Yeovil stay just above the League Two relegation zone, on goal difference, with former Norwich academy defender Adel Gafaiti heading a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw away to play-off chasing Swindon.
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While in the German second tier, defender Marcel Franke was replaced with five minutes remaining as Darmstadt lost 2-1 at mid-table rivals Greuther Furth on Sunday.
Not in action during this weekend were Yanic Wildschut (Bolton), Steven Naismith (Hearts), Matt Jarvis (Walsall), Ant Spyrou (Wrexham), Timi Odusina and Mason Bloomfield (AFC Fylde).