Loan watch: Carlton Morris brace boosts Hamilton, as Josh Murphy suffers relegation

Norwich City striker Carlton Morris has now scored seven goals during his season-long loan at Hamilt

Norwich City striker Carlton Morris has now scored seven goals during his season-long loan at Hamilton Academical. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA - Credit: PA

Norwich City striker Carlton Morris scored twice to help Hamilton close on survival in the Scottish Premiership.

The 20-year-old scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season in a 3-1 win at Dundee United which ensures the hosts cannot catch the Accies and leaves them on the verge of the drop.

Morris scored twice on the rebound after the break to move Hamilton seven points ahead of Kilmarnock and set up a chance to banish all thoughts of a relegation play-off when they host the Ayrshire side on Saturday.

Josh Murphy endured a more difficult weekend with MK Dons in the English Championship though, suffering his third relegation in three seasons.

The tricky winger was part of the Norwich team that was relegated from the Premier League in 2014 and finished last season on loan at Wigan as they were relegated from the Championship. Murphy, 20, had set up Nicky Maynard for the opener against Brentford but the hosts eventually lost 4-1 to seal their drop to League One.

His twin, Jacob, started as Coventry saw their League One play-offs hopes come to an end with a 2-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Doncaster – playing the opening 69 minutes.

Elsewhere in the third tier, Jake Kean kept a clean sheet and Louis Thompson played the full game as Swindon won 1-0 at home against Chesterfield to guarantee they cannot slip into the relegation zone.

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• Norwich City Under-21s complete their Barclays U21 Premier League fixtures at Liverpool this evening, knowing a win is needed to avoid relegation.

The young Canaries sit second bottom and a point behind Middlesbrough ahead of the game (7.05pm).

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