LOAN WATCH: Thompson features for Shrewsbury Town in another busy shift for City loanees
PUBLISHED: 11:20 19 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:15 19 August 2019
Norwich City midfielder Louis Thompson made a second half appearance for Shrewsbury Town in a 0-0 League One draw against Rochdale after sealing a season long loan move.
The Welsh defensive midfielder was straight into action after his switch was confirmed on Friday. Thompson moved in search of regular first team football following a hamstring injury suffered in pre-season on his parent club's German pre-season tour.
Carlton Morris is expected to be back for Rotherham United in 10 days after missing the Millers' 1-0 League One win at Burton with concussion.
Morris suffered a head injury six minutes into the midweek 4-0 EFL Cup win over the Shrews, with Paul Warne confirming prior to the weekend win he cannot be considered for a fortnight.
"He is alright, I spoke to him, he's alright, but with the protocol to protect players these days which is essential, he's not going to be available for two weeks," Warne told The Star. "That is what I am led to believe, unless I get good news that he has passed some of the protocol but I am led to believe."
In the same division, Belgian under-21 international centre back Rocky Bushiri made his full league debut for Blackpool in a 2-1 win against Oxford. The Seasiders have yet to drop a point from their opening three games. Fellow City loanee, James Husband, sat out the game as he continued to serve a suspension from his red card at Southend.
Sean Raggett was an unused substitute for Portsmouth after recovering from a elbow injury suffered in pre-season. Pompey slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Sunderland.
Midfielder Alfie Payne notched on his first start for King's Lynn who continued their fine start to the life in National League North with a 3-1 win over AFC Telford. Aston Oxborough kept a clean sheet in Wealdstone's National League South 3-0 away win over Hemel Hempstead. But Anthony Spyrou was not part of Chesterfield's matchday squad for a 2-2 National League draw at Barnet.
Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town) and Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town) were not invovled for their respective clubs in League Two.
Further afield, Charlie Gilmour helped SC Telstar beat Den Bosch 1-0 Holland's Eerste Divisie. The former Arsenal midfielder has played a full part in both opening league games. Fellow development midfielder Savvas Mourgos was not involved for FC Dordrecht in a 5-1 loss at FC Eindhoven on Friday night.
In Scotland, wide player Josh Coley was part of a Dunfermline squad who pushed Celtic all the way before losing 2-1 in extra-time in the Scottish League Cup.
Coley came on as a 65th minute substitute at Celtic Park as Tom Beadling dragged the underdogs level before James Forrest's 114th minute winner eased the Scottish champions through to a quarter-final home tie against Partick Thistle.
Simon Power was not part of the Ross County squad who lost 3-2 to Thistle afte extra-time in the same competition.