Norwich City loan watch: Goal for McCallum and assist for Sinani
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Norwich City loanee Sam McCallum scored his first Championship goal of the season last night but couldn’t inspire QPR to a full recovery at Bournemouth.
The clash of two of the division’s early high-flyers saw Bournemouth 2-0 up at the break but McCallum pulled a goal back in the 57th minute.
Starting his fourth consecutive game at left wing-back, the 21-year-old's initial cross was deflected back to him but he cut inside and fired a low right-footed effort which deflected into the bottom-left corner.
The Rs couldn’t find an equaliser but Mark Warburton’s team remain in the early play-off mix after finishing last season strongly as well.
Elsewhere in the second tier on Tuesday night, Danel Sinani claimed his first assist as Huddersfield continued their good start with a 3-0 win at Blackpool.
The Luxembourg forward’s corner was headed in by defender Matty Pearson for 2-0 in the 54th minute, after returning to the Terriers’ starting XI on the right wing.
Canaries striker Jordan Hugill was brought on at half-time but West Brom couldn’t find a breakthrough as they were held 0-0 at home by Derby and lost top spot to Bournemouth.
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It was EFL Trophy group stage action for teams in League One and Two, with striker Tyrese Omotoye making his second start for Leyton Orient and playing all of a 1-0 home win over Southampton U21s.
In the National League, Matthew Dennis was not involved as Southend lost 3-2 at home to Aldershot, after being criticised by manager Phil Brown for revealing a niggling injury concern at late notice ahead of their previous game.
City goalkeeper Aston Oxborough is still waiting for his Barnet debut and was an unused substitute during a 4-2 loss away to high-flying Chesterfield.
After struggling to recreate his prolific pre-season form, Gassan Ahadme started for Portsmouth and played all of a 0-0 draw at Basingstoke in the third round of the Hampshire Cup.
The striker did score in the penalty shoot-out though as Pompey avoided defeat, with manager Danny Cowley in charge and mixing first-team and youth players against a team that play at step four of non-league.
Ahadme, 20, spoke to local newspaper The News after the game and said: "I am still learning and am ready to work the hardest.
"I’ve noticed the difference between pre-season and the league. There is more rhythm, small details and tactical details. That’s the difference.
"I have felt it and I am sure that, with time, I can show the level that I showed in the pre-season.
"The thing I have been struggling most is tactically, I have been a bit lost in the last games."