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Norwich City goalkeeper Remi Matthews signs new deal

Remi Matthews is currently on loan to Burton Credit: PA

Norwich City goalkeeper Remi Matthews has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan to Burton Albion and has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Premier League side.

Gorleston-born Matthews, has been with Norwich City’s Academy since he was ten-years-old.

“I’ve been at Norwich a long time and have another year to impress now. In the long-run, I want to play here, although I’m focussing on my loan move and hopefully getting some games under my belt first.”

– Remi Matthews

New Norwich City signing Mulumbu can't wait to sample Carrow Road atmosphere

Youssouf Mulumbu. Credit: PA

New Norwich City signing Youssouf Mulumbu says that he can't wait to play in front of the Canaries fans when the new Premier League season gets underway.

The 28-year-old completed his move to Carrow Road a couple of weeks ago after leaving West Brom.

Mulumbu has now started training with his new teammates, and admits that he's been impressed with what he's seen.

"My big memory is when we (West Brom) lost 4-0 away two years ago and the Norwich crowd were absolutely terrific.

I remember we couldn’t talk on the pitch because there was so much noise. For me, the fans are really important because they drive you on; they can be the twelfth man.

I'm really looking forward to getting back to what I do, and to be playing at Carrow Road. I'm 100 per cent confident it's going to be a great season for myself and Norwich.

We've had two weeks training together and I've seen the quality we have.

I had six or seven years at West Brom, but now I have a new challenge and new ambitions to win my position here and keep it."

– Youssouf Mulumbu, Norwich City


Luton Town take former Peterborough United striker Mackail-Smith on trial

Craig Mackail-Smith returned to Peterborough United for a loan spell last season. Credit: PA

Luton Town have taken former Peterborough United striker Craig Mackail-Smith on trial.

The 31-year-old featured in the Hatters' 1-0 win over Farense in Portugal last night.

Mackail-Smith is a free agent after leaving Brighton & Hove Albion this summer.

Mackail-Smith once caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs when he scored 35 goals as Posh were promoted to The Championship in 2011.

Former Southend United footballer wins £5.5 million on the Lotto

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A retired footballer who once played for Southend United has won £5.5 million on the Lotto.

Terry Bradbury, 75, hit the jackpot in Saturday's draw.

Bradbury began his career with Chelsea in 1957 and made 29 appearances for the First Division club.

He moved to Southend United in 1962 for a reported £6,000 before going on to play for Leyton Orient.

Bradbury moved to Wrexham in 1967 before joining rivals Chester, and later worked as a player-coach at Weymouth.

Reports: Middlesbrough launch £4 million bid for Ipswich Town's Murphy

Daryl Murphy scored 27 goals last season. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough have reportedly made a £4 million bid for Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy.

The Irishman scored 27 goals last season as Town reached the play-offs.

It's understood that Ipswich will reject the offer because they believe that they can get £5 million for the 32-year-old.

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Other clubs are also thought to be interested in prizing Murphy away from Portman Road.


Hull City reject Norwich City bids for Brady

Hull City's Robbie Brady. Credit: PA Images

Newly-promoted Norwich City have seen three bids rejected for Hull City winger Robbie Brady.

The Tigers have confirmed that they have turned down a number of approaches for the 23-year-old, with the latest offer believed to be £3million.

Talks between the two clubs are ongoing with Canaries boss Alex Neil keen to land his man.

Former Manchester United trainee Brady played over 30 games for Hull last season as they were relegated from the Premier League.

Hull have opened up contract negotiations with the player in a bid to keep him in Yorkshire.

Southend United assistant manager Dave Penney moves on

Dave Penney. Credit: PA Images

Southend United have parted company with assistant manager Dave Penney after his contract with the League one club expired.

The 50-year-old former Doncaster and Bristol Rovers manager joined the Shrimpers in 2013, and was part of Phil Brown's back room staff as they won promotion via the play-offs in 2014-15.

But Wakefield-born Penney has decided to return to West Yorkshire from Essex.

Horse racing at Great Yarmouth delayed until 30 August

Great Yarmouth racecourse. Credit: PA Images

Racing at Great Yarmouth has been delayed until 30 August following the work to the course's surface.

The developers for the course, which has been closed since September 2014, released a statement in June that they were hopeful of reopening on 23 July.

But in conjunction with parties including the British Horseracing Authority, they have decided to leave the renovated track for another month.

That means there will be six 2015 fixtures at Great Yarmouth.

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