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Hoolahan and Lawrence out of Ireland v Wales clash

Hoolahan (left) and Lawrence (right) will play no part in Dublin. Credit: PA

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan and Ipswich Town winger Tom Lawrence have both been ruled out of Friday's World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Wales.

Hoolahan picked up a serious-looking thigh injury in Norwich's win over Barnsley on Saturday and Ireland manager Martin O'Neill told the press today that he's likely to be missing for a "number of weeks."

"Wes Hoolahan will be out of the game," O'Neill said.

"The scan came back this morning and it's bad news for us and for his club."

Lawrence will also miss the match due to a suspected hip injury and has been replaced by Liverpool's Harry Wilson.

Meanwhile, Norwich winger Jacob Murphy has been called up the England under-21s squad to face Germany and Denmark.

Norwich City target Huddersfield man for new role

Norwich City are interested in luring Webber to Carrow Road. Credit: PA

Norwich City are reportedly hoping to appoint Huddersfield Town's Head of Football Operations Stuart Webber as their new Sporting Director.

The Canaries announced a revamp of their management structure over the weekend, following the resignations of two Chief Executives in the space of just six months.

Press Association Sport understands that 33-year-old Webber is the man the Norwich board want to take on the newly created role following the Terriers' hugely impressive campaign in The Championship this season.

Webber, who previously worked as director of recruitment at Liverpool, was instrumental in bringing manager David Wagner to Yorkshire and has overseen a number of quality signings from both the German Leagues and the domestic market.

If Webber does move to Carrow Road, one of his first duties would be to help choose a new Head Coach to work alongside.


Nigel Pearson reportedly applies for Norwich City job

Nigel Pearson is reportedly interested in taking over at Norwich City. Credit: PA

Former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has reportedly applied for the vacant Norwich City job.

According to Press Association Sport, the 53-year-old has thrown his hat into the ring to take over from Alex Neil who was sacked last week

Pearson may still face a struggle to convince majority shareholder Delia Smith that he is the right man to land the role at Carrow Road though, having been involved in several controversial incidents at Leicester as well as being dismissed by Derby earlier this season.

Norwich are believed to be focussed on appointing a new Director of Football before they choose a new manager, with Celtic talent spotter David Moss the most likely candidate.

Moss was instrumental in bringing the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Moussa Dembélé to Scotland, but his future at Celtic Park has been thrown into doubt following the arrival of Sunderland sporting director Lee Congerton.


Reported Norwich City target Rowett lands Derby job

Gary Rowett is the new Derby County manager. Credit: PA

Derby County have appointed reported Norwich City target Gary Rowett as their new manager.

The former Birmingham City boss was understood to be among the candidates being considered by the Canaries board to take over from Alex Neil, but they will now have to look elsewhere.

A recent poll on the ITV News Anglia website found that Rowett was the man most Norwich fans wanted to land the job.

Another potential contender in the shape of Mark Warburton has also been announced as Nottingham Forest's new boss.

Gary Rowett: Derby make approach for Norwich target

Gary Rowett is the red hot favourite to take over at Derby. Credit: PA

Derby County have reportedly made an approach to Gary Rowett to become their new manager.

The former Birmingham City boss is among the favourites for the Norwich City job, but it's understood that Derby are hoping to beat the Canaries to his signature after sacking Steve McClaren last night.

Rowett used to play for Derby and still lives in the area, so Norwich may face a losing battle to convince him to join them instead.

In a recent poll on the ITV News Anglia website, Rowett was the man the majority of Norwich fans wanted to replace Alex Neil - earning 39% of the vote.

Ex-Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is still the favourite with the bookies to take over at Carrow Road, although it's not believed that he is a candidate currently being considered by the Norwich board.

Norwich City fans react to departure of Alex Neil

The news of Alex Neil's departure has got a mixed reaction from Norwich City fans.

The club confirmed that it was ‘in the best interests of the club’ to terminate Neil's contract on Friday evening.

Neil joined the Canaries in 2015 and took them straight to the Premier League via the play-offs. But he failed to keep them in the top flight, and they've since struggled to regain their Premier League status.

Ahead of their 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road, ITV News Anglia caught up with some of the fans.

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