Oldham loan deal ends for young Norwich City defender Adel Gafaiti

Action from Norwich City under 21's clash with Stoke City. Adel Gafaiti scoring.Photo: Steve Adams

Action from Norwich City under 21's clash with Stoke City. Adel Gafaiti scoring.Photo: Steve Adams

Young Norwich City defender Adel Gafaiti has returned to Norfolk after his loan deal with Oldham Athletic ended.

The 19-year-old joined Oldham in March but only made one substitute appearance. His loan deal expired on Monday and has not been extended by Latics boss Lee Johnson.

'Adel showed a good attitude while with us and is a good player,' Johnson told the League One club's official website. 'It's a shame he did not get more game time but for the fantastic form of Adam Lockwood and James Wilson.'

Gafaiti, an Algeria Under-20 international who joined City when he was released by Scottish club Rangers, has continued to play for City's Under-21 side while on loan.

He started for City's Under-21s in their 1-0 win at Wolves last night.

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