Date: 25th July 2018 at 4:30pm
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It’s been another busy day in terms of personnel at Norwich City with one player going out on loan and another joining on a permanent basis after a successful trial.

Sean Raggett has left the club to join Rotherham on a season-long loan. This was a story that first surfaced around a month ago as reported by the EDP’s Michael Bailey.

The Millers’ manager is Norfolk born, self- confessed Norwich City fan, Paul Warne and he is apparently an admirer of both Raggett and Ben Godfrey.

If you asked him, I think he’d tell you that he’d like to take Godfrey as well but the departure of Raggett, for the season at least, is likely to mean that Ben Godfrey will stay at Carrow Road this season, which is a good thing.

Godfrey played several times on the German Tour as a central defender as opposed to the more familiar holding midfield role that he was so accomplished in for Shrewsbury last season. It looks to me as though Ben will be kept as cover for both midfield and defensive duties as and when required. He will no doubt want a regular crack at the first team and it’s up to him, to a certain extent, how it goes from here on in.

Raggett meanwhile hasn’t been great in pre-season and you may remember that he scored a bizarre 30-yard own goal against his former club, Lincoln City a couple of weeks ago. That OG did neither him nor Remi Matthews any favours.

Still, a season in the Championship will do him the world of good and allow City a chance to assess him regularly at a higher level as well as allowing Sean to develop.

The new signing, meanwhile, is 19 year old Josh Coley, who has signed a one year deal (plus one year option) with Norwich and will go into Matt Gill’s Development squad. Josh is a winger by trade and has spent the last three weeks on trial with the U23s. He was in Germany with the Canaries as part of the U23s pre-season tour.

Josh spent last season on loan at Baldock Town from Hitchin Town and was named Baldock’s young player of the year.

Welcome aboard, Josh and good luck Sean.

OTBC

 

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