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Norwich City in the EFL: Remember Cody McDonald? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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Norwich City have had a number of stints in the EFL over the years.

The Canaries have won promotion from the second tier six times, including Championship title wins in 2018/19 and 2020/21.

One player who won promotion with the club during their League One days back in 2009/10 was Cody McDonald.

McDonald joined Norwich from Dartford in 2009 having impressed on trial. The striker had been scoring goals for fun in non-league, and was soon to make the step up to League One with the Canaries.

He was unable to prevent Norwich from being relegated to League One, but did score his first goal for the club and made seven Championship appearances in 2008/09.

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But McDonald helped Norwich win promotion back to the second tier at the first time of asking the following season, scoring three goals in 18 games. Only four of those appearances were starts, however.

McDonald left Norwich the following campaign, initially joining Gillingham on loan. He scored 25 goals in 41 League Two appearances to help the Gills win promotion, before moving to Coventry at the end of the campaign.

So what is McDonald up to now?

McDonald has been without a club since January 2020, having most recently played for Ebbsfleet United in the National League, scoring three goals in 12 games for the club.

Now 35, he has played for a number of non-league sides, but doesn’t look set to step back into the professional game anytime soon.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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Article title: Norwich City in the EFL: Remember Cody McDonald? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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