Loan Watch: Alex Neil returns to Hamilton as Norwich City youngster Carlton Morris faces Celtic

Norwich City boss Alex Neil was at New Douglas Park to see his former club Hamilton lose 2-1 to Celt

Norwich City boss Alex Neil was at New Douglas Park to see his former club Hamilton lose 2-1 to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership, with Canaries youngster Carlton Morris in action for the Accies. Picture: Kirk O'Rourke/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Canaries youngster Carlton Morris played in the most high-profile match of his career when he faced Scottish giants Celtic with loan club Hamilton yesterday.

The 19-year-old striker made the eighth Scottish Premiership appearance of his loan spell with the Accies but was unable to prevent a 2-1 home defeat to the reigning champions.

Norwich manager Alex Neil was watching from the stands as a guest of his former club at New Douglas Park, with Morris starting the match against the Bhoys.

Gramoz Kurtaj's drive put Hamilton in front after four minutes but Celtic were ahead by the break thanks to Dedryck Boyata and Leigh Griffiths.

Morris went close to scoring an equaliser for the Accies after Ali Crawford's curling shot was clawed away by Craig Gordon, but put the rebound wide and was replaced by Christian Nade in the 69th minute.


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There was plenty of action for City loan players on Saturday as well.

Josh Murphy started as MK Dons drew 1-1 at struggling Bristol City to move out of the Championship relegation zone.

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The winger was replaced by Daniel Powell in the 80th minute and the substitute went on to score the equaliser in the fourth minute of injury-time.

Centre-back Michael Turner helped Sheffield Wednesday move to within three points of the Championship play-off places thanks to a 3-1 home win over Preston.

In League One, Jacob Murphy started as Coventry City won 3-0 at home against Shrewsbury Town to move into the play-off places.

The 20-year-old made his ninth appearance of a season-long loan with the Sky Blues before being replaced by Ruben Lameiras in the 82nd minute.

Gorleston-born goalkeeper Remi Matthews was again an unused substitute for Burton Albion as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side edged to a 1-0 home win over Southend.

Louis Thompson played all of Swindon's game at Blackpool but could not prevent a 1-0 defeat for the Robins.

Jamar Loza began his emergency one-month loan with Stevenage in League Two. The Jamaican international striker was unable to prevent Teddy Sheringham's team from losing 1-0 at home to Carlisle, starting and being replaced by Chris Whelpdale in the 65th minute.

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