Date: 7th August 2015 at 2:25pm
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Norwich City have announced the first team’s 2015/16 squad numbers and the big news is that there’s no number 9 – the number has been left vacant.

This has naturally sparked much excitement on social media about who may be coming to fill the traditional striker’s shirt.

Dieumerci Mbokani, Glenn Murray, Dwight Gayle or the latest name, Fabio Borini – all have been linked with Norwich and plenty more besides.

Alex Neil said again at Colney on Friday morning that he is still looking for a new striker with Kyle Lafferty vacating the number nine shirt for the coming campaign. The former Palermo striker will wear the number 19 this season.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel has been allocated/relegated to the number 29 with Liverpool loan signing Andre Wisdom taking the number three shirt. Robbie Brady will wear number 12, which was given to Tony Andreu last season and Frenchman will now wear the number 20.

Harry Toffolo gets the number 15 shirt after his loan at Swindon and pre-season efforts but Louis Thompson, Josh and Jacob Murphy and Jamar Loza have not been given a shirt number – suggesting to me that the loans manager may be looking to place them with other clubs.

Here are your runners and riders:

1. John Ruddy (GK)

2. Steven Whittaker

3. Andre Wisdom

4. Bradley Johnson

5. Russell Martin

6. Sebastien Bassong

7. Lewis Grabban

8. Jonny Howson

10. Cameron Jerome

11. Gary Hooper

12. Robbie Brady

13. Declan Rudd (GK)

14. Wes Hoolahan

15. Harry Toffolo

17. Elliott Bennett

18. Graham Dorrans

19. Kyle Lafferty

20. Tony Andreu

21. Youssouf Mulumbu

22. Nathan Redmond

23. Martin Olsson

24. Ryan Bennett

26. Michael Turner

27. Alex Tettey

28. Gary O`Neil

29. Ricky van Wolfswinkel

31. Jake Kean (GK)

32. Vadis Odjidja Ofoe


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