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Loan Watch: Tales of mixed fortune for Wolves’ Will Norris, Rafa Mir and Ivan Cavaleiro

In our Wolves Loan Watch feature, the Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from the club are doing whilst they are away from their home and provide a brief update regarding their progress.

Will Norris

Goalkeeper Will Norris moved to Ipswich from Wolves on a season-long loan deal in late July but has been largely kicking his heels on the substitutes’ bench so far at Portman Road.

The 26-year-old was once again an unused substitute in the Tractor Boys’ 0-0 draw at home to Doncaster on Saturday, the seventh successive League One game in which he has sat on the bench throughout.

His only two appearances to date were in the 3-1 defeat to Luton in the Carabao Cup last month and the 2-1 win over Tottenham’s under-23 side in the EFL Trophy a couple of weeks ago. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]

Tomas Holy has been Paul Lambert’s first choice between the sticks in Ipswich’s league games, which has left Norris largely redundant so far during his loan spell in East Anglia.

Ivan Cavaleiro

Ivan Cavaleiro joined Fulham on loan for the season in July, with an option for the move to become permanent, and he can be pleased with his displays so far at Craven Cottage.

The 25-year-old winger had three goals and two assists from six games prior to Saturday’s match against West Brom and he added another assist to his tally by setting up Anthony Knockaert for the opening goal against the Baggies in a 1-1 draw.

Cavaleiro has now set up goals in his last two matches, having also registered an assist in the 1-1 draw at Cardiff prior to the international break, and on Saturday he recorded two shots, 68 touches, three key passes and an 80% passing success rate, as per WhoScored.com.

He has started all seven of Fulham’s Championship matches this season and got the full 90 minutes on Saturday, just the second time he’s played from first to final whistle. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]

Rafa Mir

Rafa Mir signed for Nottingham Forest on loan from Wolves in July but, after seven goals in 30 games on loan at Las Palmas last year, the striker has had a frustrating start to life at the City Ground.

After beginning the Championship season with four substitute appearances totalling 71 minutes, he failed to make it off the bench in the following two games and was not even in the matchday squad for Saturday’s 1-0 win at Swansea.

His only starts this season have both come in the Carabao Cup, assisting one of the goals in the 3-0 win over Derby, but with Nottingham Forest still involved in the competition, he may get a chance to feature again.

Their third-round clash is away to Arsenal, which would give Mir an opportunity to prove himself against Premier League opposition if he is selected on the night.

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Loan Watch: Tales of mixed fortune for Wolves’ Will Norris, Rafa Mir and Ivan Cavaleiro
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