It’s been a disappointing season for Norwich City. The Canaries were expected to challenge for promotion, but instead find themselves in mid-table. Here are five players, out on loan, who could make an impact next campaign.
Remi Matthews, Plymouth – Current Norwich goalkeeper Angus Gunn is only on loan from Manchester City, and with it looking increasingly likely that he won’t be back next year, it opens up the door for Matthews. The shot stopper spent time on loan at Hamilton Academical last season and has now established himself as the Pilgrims number one. He’s ben catching the eye after making a string of impressive saves and keeping nine clean sheets so far.
Ben Godfrey, Shrewsbury – Godfrey has racked up 36 appearances for The Shrews, scoring one goal from the heart of the midfield. He can play either central midfield but can also slot in at centre back. His versatility is an essential part of his game. Godfrey only signed on loan initially until January, but his impressive performances prompted Paul Hurst to extend his deal until the end of the season.
Carlton Morris, Shrewsbury – Goalscoring has been somewhat of a problem for The Canaries this season, with midfielder James Maddison topping the goal scoring charts. Nelson Oliveira is the clubs top striker with ten goals. Dennis Srbeny was brought in during January to aid the goalscoring woes but he’s only managed to find the net on one occasion. Morris is a strong, powerful striker who can hold the ball up and has a sharp eye for goal. He could prove to be a useful option for Daniel Farke off the bench next season.
Kenny McLean, Aberdeen – McLean signed from Aberdeen during the January transfer window, but failed to make an appearance for the Norwich first team. He’s found himself back on loan at Pittodrie this season notching three goals in eleven games. The Scot has made two appearances for his National team and could be someone Daniel Farke considers during pre-season.
Yanic Wildschut, Cardiff – The former Dutch U21 international joined The Yellows from Wigan for £7m in the January window of 2017. He has failed to establish himself at Carrow Road and now is part of Cardiff’s promotion push. Wildschut is undeniably a good player at this level and if utilised properly, could be a key part of Norwich’s squad next season.