Norwich City loan watch: McLean and Morris on target, as Matthews helps continue Plymouth’s resurgence
PUBLISHED: 10:42 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:42 12 February 2018
Kenny McLean scored his third goal in three games as Aberdeen booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.
The Norwich City midfielder headed home the Dons’ third goal in a 4-2 home win over Dundee United on Sunday, to tee up a home tie against Kilmarnock.
Rangers are also through to the last eight, cruising to a 6-1 victory over League One side Ayr, with City defender Russell Martin playing the full match as a home tie against Falkirk was set up.
On Saturday, Steven Naismith didn’t play a part as Hearts beat St Johnstone 3-0 – with former City striker Kyle Lafferty scoring twice – in the cup and south of the border Yanic Wildschut also missed out as Cardiff were held to a 1-1 Championship draw at Millwall.
Three Canaries loanees were in action in a League One game, as high-flying Shrewsbury were beaten 2-1 by resurgent Plymouth.
Carlton Morris had opened the scoring in just the sixth minute – scoring his eighth of the season – but came off alongside Ben Godfrey in the 68th minute with the visitors leading 2-1, with keeper Remi Matthews preserving the points for Plymouth with a late save.
In League Two, keeper Paul Jones was an unused substitute as Exeter were held 1-1 at home by high-flying Wycombe and Diallang Jaiyesimi wasn’t involved as Grimsby lost 3-0 at Crawley, leading to manager Russell Slade losing his job.
On Friday night City midfielder Adam Phillips played the opening hour of a 0-0 home draw with Lincoln for Cambridge, whose manager Shaun Derry was also dismissed after that game.
Back to Saturday and Torquay’s revival in the National League continued, defender Michee Efete playing all of a 2-1 win at Maidenhead.
Ebou Adams played 78 minutes of a 1-1 home draw with Tranmere but injured right-back Louis Ramsay missed Woking’s 1-0 home win over Chester.
Over in Germany, defender Marcel Franke played all of a 1-0 defeat at his former club Greuther Furth in Bundesliga II for Dynamo Dresden.