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City legend visits Tampa Bay training camp

16 November 2018

The Club was thrilled to welcome a familiar face to its Tampa Bay open training session on Thursday.

City legend and record appearance holder Kevin Keelan, a resident of the Tampa area, came to watch the current Canary squad train and meet fans who had made the trip.

Keelan made 673 appearances in Canary colours in a 17-year spell and said he was thrilled to be able to meet up with the Club on their visit to his hometown.

“The thing that worried me at one stage was, I looked at all these different clubs and they’re all having camps over here, and I thought when it was going to happen for Norwich City to present themselves somewhere?," he said. 

“Low and behold, here we are, I’m here and they suddenly come in and I’m thinking my prayers have been answered somewhere! It’s great, and any way I could help was a big plus for me and the Club.”

Keelan added: “It’s a great place and I love it here. This is where I’ll finish up with my occasional visit to Norwich. It has been nice to see everybody.”

Keelan also took the opportunity to run the rule over the current City goalkeeping crop – with Tim Krul, Aston Oxborough and Jon McCracken under the guidance of goalkeeping coach Ed Wooten out here in Tampa.

“I’m going to watch them as I have a goalkeeping academy, three times a week I’m coaching. So there are a few different things I would like to introduce into my sessions and if it comes from the pros they’re going to say it’s good enough for them!”

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