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Mike Phelan appointed as Norwich first team coach

Mike Phelan (right) served as assistant manager alongside Sir Alex Ferguson. Credit: EMPICS

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has been appointed as Norwich City's first team coach.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to return to Carrow Road. I have many fond memories and am looking forward to helping Neil and the team to progress and ultimately getting back into the Premier League where they deserve to be.

– Mike Phelan

Norwich City sack First Team Coach Robson

Mark Robson has left Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City have confirmed that First Team Coach Mark Robson has been sacked.

The Canaries have terminated the former Barnet manager's contract with immediate effect, but haven't explained the reasoning behind their decision.

Sky Bet Championship form table (last six games)

  • 20.) Norwich City 5pts (-5 GD)
  • 21.) Birmingham City 5pts (-9 GD)
  • 22.) Sheffield Wednesday 4pts (-5 GD)
  • 23.) Nottingham Forest 4pts (-7 GD)
  • 24.) Blackpool 1 pt (-10 GD)

Norwich have seen their form dip dramatically in recent weeks, slipping from top to 10th in The Championship.

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Tuesday's football fixtures in the Anglia region

Norwich and Ipswich both have matches tonight in the Championship Credit: PA Wire

There's a full programme of Championship football fixtures on Tuesday 4 November 2014.

Norwich City are currently sixth in the table and travel to Middlesbrough while Ipswich Town are just two points and two places below the Canaries. Town entertain Wolves at Portman Road

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Ipswich v Wolves

Middlesbrough v Norwich

Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy seals Blackpool loan switch

Jacob Murphy will stay with Blackpool until February 2, 2015. Credit: PA

Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy has joined fellow Championship side Blackpool on a three-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old spent time away from Carrow Road last season at Swindon Town and Southend United, but this will be his first taste of football in the second tier.

Murphy is the second wide man to leave Norwich in the last few days, with Elliott Bennett also completing a temporary switch to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The England youth international is new Blackpool manager Lee Clark's first signing.

“It’s a really good move for Jacob. With it being a Championship club I think it’s perfect for him.

Lee Clark has just gone in there and he wants to bring players in to freshen it up, and it’s a great opportunity for Jacob to go and establish himself, or certainly to go and get game time.

We’ve sat down and identified certain players that could benefit from loan moves, and once you make players’ names available then we’re confident, with the quality of the younger players we’ve got, that there will be plenty of opportunities.”

– Neil Adams, Norwich City Manager

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Norwich City dealt Odjidja-Ofoe injury blow

Odjidja-Ofoe has been ruled out for several weeks. Credit: PA

Norwich City have been dealt a blow with the news that summer signing Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe has been ruled out for several weeks with medial ligament damage.

The Belgian injured his knee in Saturday's draw with Sheffield Wednesday and was forced to come off at half time.

The Canaries will now have to decide whether the 25-year-old will undergo surgery in the coming weeks.

"He picked the injury up after five minutes of the game, and I think it says volumes for the lad himself that he carried on with an injury like that.

We’re hoping it’s not going to require an operation, but he certainly won’t be with us for the next few weeks.”

– Neil Adams, Norwich City Manager

Mings wins Player award for September

Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings has been named the SkyBet Championship's Player of the Month for September.

The 21 year old beat off competition from Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome, Blackpool goalkeeper Joe Lewis and Blackburn Rovers' Ben Marshall.

And in an awards double for Ipswich, boss Mick McCarthy was named the Championship's Manager of the Month for September, after steering the Blues to four wins and a draw over the period.

On Mings, Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “This flying full-back is showing, at 21, an athleticism and attitude that is great see.

“He can defend and he can create for his team. No wonder top-flight clubs were courting him.”

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire
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