Signed by Norwich City in the summer following an excellent season with Lincoln City in the National League, central defender Sean Raggett was allowed to remain with the Imps for the first half of the campaign to continue his development in the Football League.
Signed from Dover in the summer of 2016, Raggett proved to be an inspired addition to Danny Cowley’s squad at Sincil Bank, with the highlight of the former Gillingham trainee’s year coming in the phenomenal 1-0 FA Cup win at Premier League Burnley, with Raggett’s late winner setting up a money-spinning tie with Arsenal at The Emirates.
The six-foot-five 23-year-old has continued his fine form in the Football League following the Imps’ promotion to the fourth tier, and was set to return to Norwich in the new year to make his debut in the third round of the FA Cup.
However with the Canaries set to face Premier League giants Chelsea, Lincoln manager Cowley has suggested that the defender’s debut for his new club may have to wait until next season.
“Drawing Chelsea is a unique tie for Norwich so it will depend how they want to go about it,” said Raggett, quoted in Norwich fanzine, The PinkUn.
“It would certainly be a tough one for Sean to step into for his first game.
“We’ll keep the lines of communication open with Norwich and see what happens.”
Having already played for Lincoln this season, Norwich boss Daniel Farke had intended to hand Raggett his Canaries debut in the FA Cup third round.
However if the player does participate in the tie, it would mean that he would have played for two clubs this season, and would be restricted from being sent out on another loan deal to either a club in the Championship or League One.
Clubs from both the second and third tiers are said to harbour an interest in the player, and Farke is keen to see if the youngster can step up another level in the second half of the campaign.
Farke has a decision to make, but Lincoln fans will pray the German has a change of heart, and allows the popular figure to continue his development in Lincolnshire.
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