Player News - Norwich City

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Norwich City have acquired winger Alex Pritchard from Tottenham for a fee of £8million.

The 23-year-old joins the Canaries on a four-year deal and should help bridge the gap left behind when Norwich parted ways with Nathan Redmond earlier in the summer. Pritchard was seemingly hours away from a confirmed move to Brighton and Hove Albion but the Canaries swooped in and offered a deal with improved personal terms for the player. Pritchard had a tough go last season, playing little for Spurs in the first half of the campaign because of injury then getting little playing time when loaned out to West Brom in the second half. This season, he should see plenty of the pitch in the Championship and, if the Canaries can gain promotion, could emerge on fantasy radars a year from now.
Source: Daily Mail
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 02:52:00 AM

Tottenham's Alex Pritchard looked poised to move to Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion but Norwich City have made a late bid in an attempt to land the winger.

Brighton and Hove were on the verge of making Pritchard their record-breaking signing but Norwich have entered the race with £8m bid and what has been reported as "improved personal terms" to entice the 23-year-old to fly with the Canaries. After the sale of Nathan Redmond, Norwich are seeking some attacking help and, after missing out on the chance to land Ross McCormack, are now ready to swoop in and land Pritchard, who was thought to have already had a medical check with Brighton and Hove. A deal looks to get done before the end of the week.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Swansea City are in the market for a winger this summer and, with the announcement that he is not a part of Mauricio Pochettino's plans, Alex Pritchard has emerged on their radar.

Championship clubs Leeds, Newcastle United and Norwich City are also interested in Pritchard, who never had an opportunity to impress under Pochettino in 2015/2016, having been injured for much of the first half of the season and then went on loan to West Brom in January, making only three appearances as a substitute in his time there. He did enjoy a promising loan spell at Brentford the previous season and the 23-year-old attacking player is currently valued at £8m.
Source: Mirror
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 07:27:00 AM

Wes Hoolahan scored the opener for Ireland just after the start of the second half but the Republic couldn't hold on for three points.

"The Irish Messi" Wes Hoolahan put his side up 1-0 in the 48th minute but they couldn't hold the lead. It was a Ciaran Clark own goal from a Zlatan Ibrahimovic cross that ended up leveling the tie. If Clark hadn't intervened, Seb Larsson was just behind him waiting to score for the Swedes. With Italy facing Belgium in the other opening round match, both Ireland and Sweden failed to pick up critical points that they'll need to compete with the heavyweights.
Source: espnfc.com
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 01:59:00 PM

Alex Tettey has refused to comment on his future following the Canaries relegation to the Sky Bet Championship, fuelling speculation that the Norwegian may leave Carrow Road during the summer.

Tettey was non-committal when asked his thoughts on next season by Norwegian press agency NTB. "If I want to play in the Premier League than the Championship, it’s something I would keep to myself." The 30-year-old has been side-lined since March after undergoing surgery to repair damaged ankle ligaments and the midfielder is only focussing on his recovery at the moment: "I am in the rehabilitation phase, and hope to be injury-free at the start of June," but Tettey hinted that his body may struggle to cope with the demands of England’s second tier. "The Championship is a frighteningly tough league with many games, and that puts its toll on the body, especially mine."
Wed, May 18, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Norwich City was dealt yet another season-ending injury blow following an injury to midfielder Jonny Howson on Saturday.

The versatile midfielder played in all 36 of the club's league matches, starting in 33, before suffering a knee injury against Manchester United over the weekend. Norwich City manager Alex Neil confirmed that he is set for an extended spell out: "Jonny has had a scan and he's got a grade two ligament strain which means he will be out for six to eight weeks. It's really disappointing for us and for him, because his performance levels over the course of the season have been consistently high." Without Howson, Graham Dorrans will likely start in central midfield while Neil could go more attacking with both Steven Naismith and Wes Hoolahan in the lineup.
Wed, May 11, 2016 01:27:00 AM

Norwich City will have Ryan Bennett as part of its squad to face Watford on Wednesday it what is surely a must-win for the club.

Even if the Canaries prevail against Watford, they could still be relegated by the end of Wednesday night if Sunderland defeat Everton to pull at most four points clear of Norwich with one game left to play. Bennett has been missing for the last two games due to illness, which meant that Russell Martin had to shift down to center-half and Ivo Pinto starting at right-back in the absence of Andre Wisdom and Timm Klose for the remainder of the season. But expect Bennett to start, likely in place of Pinto, for the final two matches.
Wed, May 11, 2016 01:22:00 AM

Jonny Howson is the latest injury concern for Norwich. The Canaries midfielder could miss the clubs’ two remaining Premier League games after suffering a suspected knee ligament injury.

Howson came off second best in a full blooded challenge with Michael Carrick as Norwich were pushing for an equaliser late in the game. The 27-year-old will undergo further tests although initial reports suggest he will join Timm Klose, Andre Wisdom and Alex Tettey in the treatment room for the remainder of the season. Following another defeat, it could prove to be Howson’s last appearance in the Premier League – certainly at Carrow Road - if Norwich fail to win against Watford on Wednesday. Post-match Alex Neil was bemoaning his sides’ bad injury luck: "Obviously when you are one of the smaller teams then missing key players is going to hurt, it makes it doubly difficult, but Timm has missed five games. Alex is the longer term one."
Sat, May 7, 2016 11:54:00 AM

While Newcastle United and Sunderland continue to get results in the latter stages of the season, Norwich City are fading fast after losing their fourth straight in a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Make that four games in a row where the Canaries have not scored a goal as well. On a club where their top scorer only has five goals on the season, the lack of attacking punch continues to be the story of their downfall. Cameron Jerome got the start up top today and outside of an early shot saved by David de Gea, he could not offer much threat for Alex Neil's side. Nathan Redmond had a couple of opportunities to create something in space but wasted them. The defense has been the better source for points lately but a mistake by Seb Bassong led to the lone goal for Manchester United. The Canaries face a must-win scenario against Watford in the coming midweek, but they are going to need a lot of help from the Tyneside clubs between now and next Sunday.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, May 7, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Norwich City will wait until the last possible moment in order to check on the fitness of defender Ryan Bennett before Saturday's early match.

Norwich faces a critical double gameweek against Manchester United and Watford this week as the club sit just two points from leaving the relegation zone with a game in hand. With Bennett playing a major role in the club's season, manager Alex Neil said the club will wait to see if the defender can recover from an illness that kept him out of last weekend's match: "Ryan's still struggling at the moment so I'm not quite sure how he's going to be...It will be a real last-minute call, it will be determined by how Ryan is feeling and how he feels he can approach the game if he can."
Fri, May 6, 2016 03:14:00 PM

The decision to leave Ryan Bennett out of the team sheet may have boggled fans and fantasy managers alike, but Alex Neil confirmed there was ample reason.

The Norwich City manager said Bennett had been sick in the week leading up to Saturday's 1-0 loss to Arsenal, and, despite training on Friday, wasn't available to face the Gunners: "We were hoping he was going to be involved. He did a bit of training on Friday, the first he'd done in a week, but he took a bad reaction when we were trying to get him ready, and he wasn't ready." Without Bennett, the Canaries defense held up fairly well with Sebastien Bassong paired up with Russell Martin while Ivo Pinto started at right back in the absence of Andre Wisdom and Timm Klose.
Sun, May 1, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Andre Wisdom and Timm Klose will not play any part in the Canaries relegation run-in after suffering serious knee injuries.

Wisdom has ended his loan spell at the club after the defender suffered a knee ligament injury during the dying moments of the game against Sunderland. "Andre is out for the remainder of the season," the Canaries boss told Norwich's YouTube channel. "He is away back to Liverpool now. He was a loan player, so there is no point in him hanging about here, he needs to go start his rehab there." Alex Neil also confirmed Swiss defender Timm Klose won't play again in 2015/16: "He isn't going to be right between now and the end of the season. We need to come to terms with that and move on. It's going to be a slow process for him."
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Norwich could be without two key defenders for the remainder of the campaign after Alex Neil confirmed Andre Wisdom and Timm Klose have suffered serious knee injuries.

Wisdom limped off with only minutes remaining against Sunderland leaving the Canaries a man down and they took full advantage to secure a well-deserved 3-0 win. "We ended up with 10 men because Andre looked like he had hurt the ligament in his knee. Pretty much from that move breaking down they scored the third," revealed the Norwich boss. Alex Neil also suggested that Klose would "struggle" to play again this season due to a similar injury. Russell Martin (illness) is expected to return to the match day squad while January signing Ivo Pinto can also provide defensive cover. Norwich do not play again until game week thirty-six -- an away trip to Arsenal -- and if results go against them, the Canaries will find themselves back in the relegation zone.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 07:06:00 AM

Alex Neil says Timm Klose will ‘struggle’ to play again this season after further tests confirmed the Swiss defender had damaged knee ligaments.

On Friday the Canaries boss revealed: "Timm Klose has been wrapped up in cotton wool this week and hasn't done much, but we hope he can play tomorrow." However, the January signing from Wolfsburg failed to make the match day squad and it was was his replacement - Seb Bassong - who was at fault for the second goal. The defender lost out to Jan Kirchhoff, he fed Fabio Borini whose quality cross was converted by Jermain Defoe from six yards. Norwich now have two weeks to regroup and if they’re going to stay up then they’ll have to do it the hard way.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 11:24:00 AM

Norwich City had a chance to distance themselves from relegation in front of the home crowd but they took a bad loss at the hands of Sunderland today in a 0-3 final.

Alex Neil elected to keep attacking threats Nathan Redmond and Wes Hoolahan out of the Starting XI and the move seemed to have backfired. While the Canaries enjoyed much of the possession, they seemed short on ideas in the final third. What chances they did create, Vito Mannone came up big to thwart them. Andre Wisdom had a forgettable day as he fouled Fabio Borini to give Sunderland a penalty which resulted in the opening goal. He would then limp off with an injury late on and the Black Cats added another while Norwich were down to ten men. The Canaries had a period in the second half where they threatened to score, with Redmond and Hoolahan brought in as substitutes, but they came away empty. Now one point ahead of Sunderland, the pressure is on for the final relegation spot.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 09:50:00 AM



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