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Norwich City confirm player departure ahead of new season

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Norwich City defender, James Husband has completed a move to League One side, Blackpool on a season-long loan deal. 

Husband spent last year’s campaign away from Carrow Road, making 32 appearances for Fleetwood Town, in a successful loan spell with the Fishermen.

Blackpool are likely to be preparing for life without Marc Bola, who has recently been linked with a move to Middlesbrough according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon.

So they’ve wasted no time in signing his potential replacement, and Husband will be keen to find regular game time with Simon Grayson’s side.

Speaking in an interview with the club’s official website, Husband expressed his delight at completing the move to Blackpool, and is keen to get started.

“It’s been a long pre-season for me and when I heard of the interest from Blackpool, I literally couldn’t wait to get in the car and come over here.”

Blackpool boss, Simon Grayson revealed that a number of clubs were interested in signing Husband, and will be relying on his experience

“James has good experience at Championship level and is another important piece of the jigsaw for us. There was a fair bit of interest from clubs looking to sign him and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to bring him to Blackpool.”

Husband could be in line to make his debut for the Tangerines on the opening day of the League One season, when they take on Bristol Rovers at Bloomfield Road.

The Verdict: 

This is the best move for both parties involved.

Husband isn’t going to be getting anywhere near the Norwich first-team next season, so it’s a smart move by the Canaries to move him on, especially now that they’re in the Premier League.

If Blackpool are to sell Marc Bola before the transfer window closes, then they’ll have a defender that is more than capable of filling the sizeable void at full-back in Husband.

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