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21 January 2013

Long-serving midfielder exits Carrow Road after six years

NORWICH City can confirm that midfielder Simon Lappin has left the Club by mutual consent after a successful time at Carrow Road spanning six years and two promotions.

Both parties have reached the decision to help the player seek regular first team football elsewhere after his years of loyal service.

Norwich City Manager Chris Hughton told “In my time at the Football Club, Simon’s application and attitude has been excellent, and I would like to wish him all the very best for the future.”

The popular left-sided player, who is known affectionately by fans as the ‘King of Spain’, became one of the longest-serving members of the City squad upon Adam Drury’s summer exit, having signed almost six years ago on January 31, 2007.

In that time the reliable 29-year-old has provided City with impeccable service when called upon, playing a key role in promotions from League One and the Championship, and racking up a total of 126 appearances in a yellow shirt.

The former Scottish Under-21 international, who joined City from St Mirren, has scored four times for the Canaries – most recently a stunning 20-yard strike in this season’s 2-1 Capital One Cup victory over Scunthorpe United at Carrow Road.

Lappin played four times for City in the Barclays Premier League last season – wins over Queens Park Rangers, West Brom, and Wolves, as well as a 3-3 draw with Arsenal.

However, first team opportunities have been limited for the versatile Lappin, who after picking up an ankle injury in the win over Scunthorpe in August 2012, went out on loan to Championship leaders Cardiff City before making a winning return in the January 5 FA Cup victory over Peterborough at London Road.

Everyone at the Club would like to thank Simon for all that he has given to Norwich City in his time here and wish him all the very best for the future.

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