Norwich City trio on form with loan clubs

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert was given a nudge by three of his loanees who impressed in the Football League over the weekend.

Teenager Tom Adeyemi scored the second goal in Bradford's 2-0 win at fellow League Two strugglers Barnet which relieved some of the pressure on under-fire manager Peter Taylor. Striker Cody McDonald scored for the third weekend in a row as Gillingham beat Stockport in the same division while midfielder Owain Tudur Jones also played a key part in Yeovil's 1-0 League One win at Rochdale. The Welshman's 66th-minute shot was turned on to the post by goalkeeper Josh Lillis but Glovers' frontman Luke Freeman reacted quickest to slot the rebound.

Bradford boss Taylor praised Adeyemi for a huge contribution to the Bantams' first away win of the season, which moved them above a Barnet side featuring Adeyemi's Norwich team-mate George Francomb.

'I spoke to Paul Lambert about him on Tuesday or Wednesday and I just said how pleased we are with him because he's not only a young lad, he's got great character,' said Taylor. 'I could see he was up for it. He knew it was an important day.

'I know there have been a few things in the Press – that it could have been my last game and all that type of thing, which I didn't believe – but there were a lot of players there that were really up for it, which is good to see. It was a deserved win and it was nice to get two good goals. It was a very important win but we now need another win.'

Adeyemi has now scored twice in nine loan appearances after featuring 17 times for the Canaries last season.

Meanwhile, Gills' loanee McDonald took just three minutes to open the scoring at Priestfield Stadium when he headed home from Chris Palmer's corner. Manager Andy Hessenthaler was confident 24-year-old McDonald would maintain his scoring run.

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'I said to him before the game 'Two in two, isn't it?' and I thought he'd get another one here,' he said. 'It's just how things go. He's looked sharp in training, he's looked bright in every game he's played. It didn't surprise me he scored. It was a great header.'

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