Championship Season Preview 2006/07 – Norwich City

Report by David Walker

Norwich City

Odds: 14/1

Very last Five Seasons2005/06 – nine (Championship), 2004/05 – 19 (Premiership, Relegated), 2003/04 – one (Championship, Promoted), 2002/03 – 8 (Championship), 2001/02 – six (Championship).

2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Cup 3rd Spherical vs West Ham United (h) – misplaced two-one.Carling Cup 3rd Spherical vs Birmingham City (a) – misplaced two-1.

Best Aim Scorer 2005/06: Dean Ashton (striker) – 11 ambitions.

Players OutSimon Charlton (Released).

Norwich Town had a disappointing begin to final time following their relegation from the Premiership at the 1st time of asking. The Canaries have been the bookmakers favourites for an quick return to the best flight but only a late run of good outcomes ensured they broke into the best 10.

With funds to devote following Dean Ashton’s £7.25 million sale to West Ham United in January, supervisor Nigel Worthington is finding it challenging to appeal to new players to the club. He has approached Arsenal speak to Pat Rice, a previous Northern Ireland crew mate, to check on the loan availability of fringe gamers at the Emirates Stadium.

Worthington has also expressed an interest in Stoke City’s former Manchester United and West Ham United winger Luke Chadwick and Luton City striker Steve Howard before he produced his £1 million change to Derby County. Nevertheless, Worthington rejected reviews linking him with a £2 million bid for Leeds United striker Rob Hulse, even with him becoming keen on pairing a tall striker with the lively Robert Earnshaw.

Worthington dismissed speculation linking Earnshaw with a move to Blackburn Rovers. Supervisor Mark Hughes desires a substitute for the departed Craig Bellamy and because he is connected with each Welsh player he managed in the course of his time in cost of the national staff, Earnshaw’s name has been bandied about in the press. Earnshaw proved an speedy hit at Carrow Street subsequent his £3.5m arrival from West Bromwich Albion and he scored 8 targets in 15 video games.

Adam Drury has been named as the club captain for next time soon after the armband was passed all around previous expression. The 27 yr previous defender has created over 200 appearances for the club considering that he arrived from Peterborough United in March 2001.

Defender Jason Shackell has signed a two year extension to his agreement at Carrow Street although teenager Michael Spillane, who broke into the aspect late previous season, has signed a 3 12 months professional agreement. Andrew Cave-Brown, Matthew Halliday, Robert Eagle and Andrew Fisk have penned one particular 12 months contracts.

VerdictA play off area at the bare minimal would be expected by the supporters but new signings and a replacement for Dean Ashton have not been produced. An additional season just exterior the coveted top rated six spots is the call.

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