Norwich City loan watch: Strong start continues in Belgium for defender

Norwich City signed Belgium U21 defender Rocky Bushiri last year Picture: Norwich City FC

Norwich City signed Belgium U21 defender Rocky Bushiri last year Picture: Norwich City FC - Credit: Norwich City FC

Norwich City defender Rocky Bushiri was named Man of the Match in just his second game for KV Mechelen, as a positive start to his loan in Belgium continued.

The centre-back played the full 90 minutes as his loan club held Anderlecht to a 2-2 draw on the opening weekend and played the full game again during a 1-0 win at Mouscron on Friday evening.

That first clean sheet of the season, which included Bushiri picking up a yellow card, places Mechelen fourth in the early standings in the Belgian top flight ahead of a home game against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Mechelen finished an impressive sixth last season after winning the second tier title in 2019 and recently sold young right-back Issa Kabore to Manchester City, who has remained with the club on loan for this season.

Elsewhere, the only other Norwich loanee in action at the moment is Icelandic midfielder Isak Thorvaldsson but the 19-year-old, after two recent Scottish Premiership appearances as a substitute, remained on the bench as St Mirren won 1-0 at Hamilton.


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