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First players announced for Wes v Russ match

12 April 2019

Wesley Hoolahan and Russell Martin have announced the first six players who will be joining their teams in their celebration match at Carrow Road.

Kicking off on Monday, May 6, ‘Team Wes’ will take on ‘Team Russ’ in a special match thanking them for their service to the Club, with proceeds going to the Community Sports Foundation and the former players’ chosen charities.

The duo recently met up at the stadium to pick their first teammates as the countdown to the big game begins, with the following names confirmed.

‘Team Wes’

Gary Doherty made 227 appearances for Norwich City from August 2004 to July 2010, playing in the Premier League, Championship and League One. The former Republic of Ireland defender went on to play for Charlton and Wycombe.

Striker Oli Johnson signed for City in January 2010 and made 23 appearances in a two-year spell at Norwich, scoring four vital goals in the League One title-winning season and played a part in the 2010-11 promotion season to the Premier League.

Darren Huckerby joined Norwich initially on loan in September 2003, before signing with the Club two months later from Manchester City. The winger made 203 appearances for the Yellows, scoring 48 goals.

‘Team Russ’

Zak Whitbread played for City from January 2010 to July 2012, making 48 appearances for the Canaries. After leaving Norwich, the defender went on to play for Leicester, Derby and Shrewsbury.

Anthony McNamee initially joined Norwich on loan in November 2009, and after two months at the Club signed a permanent contract until August 2011. He made 34 appearances in the League One title-winning side and also featured in the 2010-11 promotion season to the Premier League.

Footballer turned wrestler Grant Holt made 168 appearances for the Club scoring 78 goals between July 2009 and July 2013. He played for seven more Clubs after leaving City and now works as a coach in Norwich’s Academy.

The duo will be announcing more big names in the coming days.

Tickets for the event are still available and priced as follows:

Adults £10
16-18s £5
Under-16s £1

There are also a limited number of hospitality packages available for the match.

Tickets can be purchased online HERE, by calling 01603 721902 or by visiting the ticket office at Carrow Road or Chapelfield. 

To watch the full video of Wes and Russ picking their teammates, CLICK HERE


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