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CANARY CONNECTIONS: WOLVES

8 August 2014

Links between Norwich City and Wolves players

There are a number of interesting links between some Norwich City players and their Wolves counterparts to discover ahead of this weekend’s game.

FIRSTLY, three current Norwich City players once donned the colours of Sunday's opponents.

Winger Elliott Bennett was born in nearby Telford and progressed through the West Midlands club's Academy. He was restricted to appearances in cup competitions however, and left for Brighton in 2009.

Andrew Surman moved to Wolves from Southampton the same year but only played seven times before joining the Canaries in the summer of 2010, while Seb Bassong had a short loan spell at Molineux in the second half of the 2011-12 campaign.

James Henry is the only member of Kenny Jackett’s squad to have featured for the Canaries – the winger had a loan spell at Carrow Road in 2008, making just three appearances.

Bennett, Surman and Bassong will have crossed paths with long-serving players Carl Ikeme, Dave Edwards, Richard Stearman, Danny Batth, David Davis and Kevin Foley while at Wolves.

Michael Turner was the central defensive partner of Sunday’s opponents’ skipper Sam Ricketts during their time at Hull City between 2006 and 2009, before respective moves to Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers.

City captain Russell Martin is a former teammate of full-back Scott Golbourne, who had two loan spells at Wycombe Wanderers while Martin plied his trade at Adams Park between 2004 and 2008.

Tommy Rowe – Wolves’ summer signing from Peterborough United - also played with the Scotland international, and Ryan Bennett, while at London Road. He was too a teammate of Anthony Pilkington’s while the pair were at Stockport County between 2007 and 2009.

Jackett’s recent Dutch import, Rajiv van La Parra, was at Feyenoord’s Academy at the same time as Leroy Fer. He signed from Heerenveen on a free transfer in the summer.

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