Bury: Jessy Reindorf display impresses Kevin Blackwell

Kevin Blackwell

Manager Kevin Blackwell praised Jessy Reindorf after he scored a stunning debut goal in Bury's 6-3 defeat at Norwich in the Capital One Cup.

The Rwanda international, 22, netted his first for the club from 35 yards.

"He's a young lad and as raw as they come, but he wants to work hard and he's out working every afternoon," Blackwell told BBC Radio Manchester.

"His header hit the bar for one of the goals, and every person stood up and applauded his goal. It was that good."

after spells in France, Italy and Belgium, but has had to wait patiently for a first-team chance while

The League Two outfit were 3-0 down to Chris Hughton's Norwich with 20 minutes of their second-round tie remaining, but fought back bravely and gave the Premier League side a scare before

"The difference was the finishing," added Blackwell. "If we'd presented the chances we had to their strikers, we would have won 10-6 or something like that. Every time it went into our box, it finished up in the back of our net and that was down to the quality of their strikers.

"We'll not come up against that sort of quality every week, that's for sure, but I thought we played some really good stuff as well and we opened up Norwich at will at times as well."

A travelling support of 869 fans made the 400-mile round trip on Tuesday, with many Bury fans taking advantage of chairman Stewart Day's offer of free coach travel to Carrow Road.

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