...........keeping a beady eye on ex Canaries and those out on loan
yesterday........Cody McDonald scored the first brace of his Football League career in Gillingham's 3-0 win over high flyers Port Vale. It brought his tally to four in four games and means he has now scored twice as many league goals for the Gills as he has the Canaries (eight to four). Ex loanee Leroy Lita also nabbed a brace for Middlesbrough in their relegation battle with Preston North End, where Darel Russell finished on the wrong end of a 3-1 defeat. Lita has now scored twelve goals in 60 games for Boro, although 25 of those appearances have been from the bench.
A few fans were disappointed by the departure of young defender Michael Spillane from Carrow Road last summer when he made the switch to League One Brentford. The St Helier, Jersey born player had made 34 appearances in all competitions for City since 2006. His new career with the Bees has seen him spend much more time on the field of play - since the start of the season he has already chalked up twenty games. He awaits his first goal (to add to his solitary strike for the Canaries in the 4-0 beating of Leyton Orient in September 2009), though he did convert from the spot in Brentford's League Cup penalty shoot out win over Everton.