Ipswich Town have completed the signing of Will Norris, with the keeper joining on a season-long loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Will Norris has left the club on loan, joining @IpswichTown for the 2019/20 season.
All the best @WilllNorris!
— Wolves (@Wolves) July 30, 2019
The 25-year-old arrived at Wolves in 2017 from Cambridge and was initially the backup to John Ruddy as Nuno Espirito Santo’s ran away with the Championship title, although Norris made just one league appearance on the final day of the season.
However, he did impress in the Carabao Cup and didn’t actually concede a goal as Wolves were eventually knocked out in the last 16 on penalties to Manchester City.
But, Rui Patricio’s arrival last season meant that Norris slipped to third choice at Molineux and he also didn’t play in the cup games, featuring in just one match in the previous campaign – as a late sub against Fulham in May.
Therefore, a move seemed inevitable and the Premier League side announced his temporary departure on their official site this afternoon.
The Tractor Boys, who are managed by former Wolves boss Paul Lambert, need a new stopper after Bartosz Bialkowski joined Millwall on a loan deal today as well.
This is a smart signing from Ipswich and it’s a move that should suit all parties as Norris is not going to get any game time at Wolves next season.
From his perspective, he needs to be playing as whilst he will have learned a lot from working with some top keepers in the west Midlands, it’s not the same as playing regularly.
Ipswich should give him that platform and they have landed a keeper who is highly-rated and has shown with Wolves that he has a lot of ability.
With Bialkowski going it was vital that the Suffolk side moved swiftly and they have done just that.
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