Norwich City loan watch: Thorvaldsson makes his debut and Sochaux regret replacing Sitti

Norwich City prospect Isak Thorvaldsson is on loan at Fleetwood Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Image

Norwich City prospect Isak Thorvaldsson is on loan at Fleetwood Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

There was a professional debut, a costly substitution and a crucial victory in the mix for Norwich City’s loanees this weekend, despite a raft of postponements caused by Storm Dennis.

In League One, Portsmouth got back to winning ways with a 2-0 home win over Shrewsbury, with City defender Sean Raggett playing his part in a clean sheet which keeps Pompey sixth. The centre-back was also voted man of the match by Pompey fans online following the win.

Icelandic youngster Isak Thorvaldsson made his senior debut as a substitute for Fleetwood, coming on with six minutes remaining and helping Joey Barton's team hold on to their 2-1 home win over high-flying Peterborough.

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Coventry moved above Posh into second place thanks to that result, winning 2-0 at struggling Southend, with City's January signing Sam McCallum playing the full 90 minutes at left wing-back.

Mason Bloomfield was an unused substitute as Crawley were held to a 0-0 home draw by lowly Carlisle in League Two, to sit 14th and nine points adrift of the play-off places.

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While in non-league, Canaries keeper Billy Johnson kept a clean sheet for Braintree Town in National League South, during a 0-0 home draw with Hemel Hempstead Town, to move a point clear of the bottom three.

There was plenty of action on the continent on Friday evening though, with Norwich left-back Philip Heise claiming an assist as Nuernberg drew 2-2 at high-flying Heidenheim in the German second tier, with the hosts scoring a late equaliser to keep Heise's team five points clear of the relegation places.

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Melvin Sitti played the opening 68 minutes as Sochaux were beaten 3-2 at Valenciennes to remain in mid-table in the French second tier - with the game played on the defensive midfielder's 20th birthday.

However, the visitors were 2-0 up prior to the Canaries loanee being substituted, conceding three goals in quick succession.

Rocky Bushiri returned from a one-game ban following a red card but only played the final eight minutes, as Sint-Truiden lost 1-0 at home to bottom side Cercle Brugge in the Belgian top flight, with the hosts already trailing.

Charlie Gilmour played the full 90 minutes as Telstar drew 1-1 at high-flying Volendam in the Dutch second tier, to remain in mid-table.

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