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‘I think this suits all parties’ – Wolves player joins EFL side on loan: The verdict

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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has strengthened his squad for the challenge of League One next season, with the signing of Wolves goalkeeper Will Norris on loan, as confirmed by the club.

Norris, 25, has been at Molineux since July 2017, making a couple of first team appearances, but Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has allowed the player to go out on loan to gain valuable playing time.

So will Norris prove a good signing for the Tractor Boys?

We discuss……..

Ned Holmes

“Yes, I think bringing in Norris on loan adds to Paul Lambert’s squad and is a good bit of business.

“Tomas Holy has already joined this summer so the arrival of the 25-year-old should provide some competition and some cover for him.

“Norris hasn’t really had a chance to prove himself at Wolves, having made just a handful of appearances since he joined in 2017, so he will surely be determined to take this opportunity.

“Wolves clearly see something in the shot-stopper, otherwise they wouldn’t have sent him away on a temporary deal, so he could be an excellent addition if given the chance to prove himself.

Sam Rourke

“I think this suits all parties.

“Norris is in desperate need of finding a club to exhibit his qualities on a frequent basis, after two years of minimal action at Wolves.

“With Bialkowski leaving, there is a need for a new goalkeeper at Portman Road and Norris seems an ideal fit.

“Whether Norris will play back-up to Tomas Holy it’s unclear, but to have both players as options in League One is handy.

“At the age of 25, Norris needs to ensure that his spell at Ipswich Town is a fruitful one and he’ll surely be hoping to become the new number one, as you get the feeling his future at Wolves is coming to an end.”

Kealan Hughes

“Norris has good potential but it is unlikely that he will be able to provide strong enough competition for Tomas Holy, and given the keepers the club has lost this summer he doesn’t seem like an adequate replacement.

“The biggest issue is his lack of experience. He hasn’t made a huge amount of appearances in the EFL, and with Ipswich aiming for promotion it would be a risk to rely on him if Holy was injured.

“He has shown his ability during his time at Cambridge but there are question marks over his ability to organise a defence and command his area, which would come under greater scrutiny in an Ipswich side which would need to keep clean sheets.

“Much of his success will depend on his ability to settle into the squad and how he copes with the pressure of playing for a big club chasing promotion. If he can adjust quickly and begin to learn and improve then he could work out well despite the concerns.”


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