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Former Norwich City manager Adams returns to Carrow Road

Neil Adams is back at Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City have confirmed that former manager Neil Adams has returned to the club.

Adams resigned in January with the Canaries stuttering in The Championship, and was replaced by Hamilton Academical boss Alex Neil.

After a break away from football, Neil is now back at Carrow Road and will oversee the development of Norwich players who move on loan to other clubs.

"We are delighted to welcome Neil back to Colney as we said we would when his time as our manager came to an end in January.

Neil has always been a fantastic servant to this Football Club and his knowledge of players, his coaching experience and his understanding of the modern loan market will all be a huge asset in this newly-created role.

This will help the club to ensure our players receive maximum benefit from their time spent on loan and provide best-in-class monitoring of their progress while playing with other clubs.

In addition, the loan market is an increasingly significant element of financial activity for top clubs and Neil will be responsible for helping us to maximise our efficiency in this area of our strategy.”

– David McNally, Norwich City Chief Executive

Adams says that he is glad to be back and is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

Adams says that he's looking forward to getting started. Credit: ITV News Anglia

“I’m really pleased to be back at the club.

It's a key new role and I’m looking forward to getting started straight away.”

– Neil Adams, Norwich City Loans Manager


Norwich City manager Neil admits interest in former Blackburn goalkeeper Kean

Jake Kean. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has confirmed that the club are interested in signing former Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean.

The 24-year-old left The Championship side by mutual consent earlier today and is now a free agent.

Speaking at a press conference at Norwich's Colney training base this afternoon, Neil admitted that he would like to bring in the stopper to add competition for places in the goalkeeping department.

If Kean makes the move to Carrow Road, he would provide competition for John Ruddy and Declan Rudd.

Norwich City loan-signing Wisdom 'fit and ready to go'

Andre Wisdom has joined Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City's new loan signing Andrew Wisdom has said he's "fit and ready to go".

The 22-year-old defender has joined on a season-long loan from Liverpool. He's expected to feature in Saturday's pre-season friendly against Brentford.

He said: "I’ve had a nice welcome from all of the staff and seen a few of the players already so I’m looking forward to it.

"I spoke to the manager, and he’s told me what he wants from myself and the team collectively. It’s going to be good and I can't wait to get started.

"My Premier League debut was here [at Carrow Road] which was a memorable day for me. I remember it was a good atmosphere, and I'm the sure the fans will make it the same this season.

"I've maintained a high fitness level because I've been on tour with Liverpool, so I'm coming here fit and ready to go. I'm hoping to help the team by contributing on and off the pitch."

Norwich City sign Hull winger Robbie Brady

Hull City winger Robbie Brady has been signed by Norwich City. Credit: Norwich City Football Club

Norwich City have completed the signing of Hull City winger Robbie Brady for an undisclosed fee.

Brady has agreed a three-year deal at Carrow Road and becomes Alex Neil’s third recruit of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu.

The 23-year-old has played more than 40 times in the Premier League in the past two seasons and been capped 14 times by the Republic of Ireland.

“He’s dynamic, he’s got good energy to get up and down the pitch, and he’s got a fantastic left foot which makes him a real danger at set-pieces. He’s got a lot of things in his locker.

“It gives us good competition down the left side. He’s got good pedigree and he’s still young so he’s got his best days ahead of him, so we’re just really happy that we’ve managed to get it over the line.”

– Alex Neil, Norwich City Manager


'Great test' for Norwich City after defeat in anniversary friendly

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has described his club's defeat by West Ham as a 'great test' and said: “I think it shows the strength in depth that we do have. The lads held their own and I was pleased for them.”

West Ham won the pre-season friendly by 1-0 in a match that marked the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Carrow Road ground. The two clubs met in 1935.

“It was always going to be tough when they made nine substitutions, particularly when that team is most of their regular starters from last season.

“It was a great test for our boys, particularly that last half an hour, to make sure they dig in and try and do as much as they can and be stretched and tested as much as they could be. That was good preparation for the league.”

– Alex Neil, Norwich City manager

Watch the post-match interview with Alex Neil by ITV News Anglia's sports correspondent Donovan Blake

Norwich City set to seal Wisdom loan switch

Andre Wisdom in action for West Brom last season. Credit: PA

Norwich City are set to sign Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom on a season-long loan.

It's understood that the two clubs have agreed a loan fee of £1.25 million for the 22-year-old to spend the upcoming campaign at Carrow Road.

Wisdom agreed a new long-term contract with Liverpool in May.

He spent last season on loan at West Brom, but fell out of favour when new manager Tony Pulis arrived in January.

Bruce: "Norwich City's pursuit of Robbie Brady has reached a stalemate"

Norwich City are interested in bringing Robbie Brady (right) to the club. Credit: PA

Hull City manager Steve Bruce says that Norwich City's pursuit of winger Robbie Brady has reached a "stalemate".

The Canaries have had several bids rejected for the Irish international, with the latest offer believed to be in the region of £6 million.

However, The Tigers are thought to want £8 million and Bruce says that the player won't leave unless their valuation is met.

Brady played in Hull's friendly win over Chesterfield last night, and speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Bruce said that he remains part of his plans at the KC Stadium.

Steve Bruce wants Brady to stay at Hull City. Credit: PA

"As we stand at the minute it seems like a bit of a stalemate.

They've put in a bid 10 days ago which was rejected and I hope they don't make another one.

We've made a stance on it and made ourselves pretty clear. Unless they meet the valuation that the owners want, then he will remain a Hull City player. It's as simple as that.

You're never going to question Robbie's attitude. He's a really good young player. We all know that and we all desperately hope he'll stay."

– Steve Bruce, Hull City manager
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