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Goalkeeper Nick Hayes signs for Norwich City

1 February 2019

Norwich City are delighted to announce the signing of young goalkeeper Nick Hayes who has joined the Club on a six-month contract until the summer.

Hayes, 19, is originally from Clacton-on-Sea and spent time at Ipswich Town’s Academy before joining Norwich.

He said: “I’ve been training with the First Team every day and following their schedule. It has been really good and is going well. Everyone has made me feel really welcome.

“Tim [Krul], Michael [McGovern] and Aston [Oxborough] have all been really good to me and all of the First Team are great. It has been amazing, and the standard of the team is crazy.

“I have taken different things from all of the goalkeepers because we are all so different, and I have learnt a lot from goalkeeping coach Ed [Wootten] too.”

Hayes has also played for England’s Under-17s, representing the Young Lions in 2015/16.  

“I played for England three times,” he said. “I made my debut against Turkey, I played against Germany where I saved a penalty and I played the second-half against Portugal.

“It was amazing, and it is something that every young boy dreams of. I really hope I can do it again, but I am proud to have done it at this age already.”

Looking ahead to the remainder of the season, Hayes said he wants to learn as much as he can in his time at Norwich.

“I just want to keep enjoying every minute, take on board everything I am told and show what I can do.”

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