8. Stephen HUGHES
16:28 02 November 2010
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Hughes arrived at Norwich on a Bosman having left Motherwell. A stylish and creative midfielder, he has the variety and vision in his passing game to unlock the meanest of defences and is always looking forward.
Position: Central midfielder
Born: Motherwell (14 November, 1982)
Height: 5ft, 11in.
Weight: 9st, 6lbs.
Date signed: 22 July, 2009
Signed from: Motherwell, Bosman free transfer
Contract: June 2012
City debut: v Yeovil A (11 August, 2009)
Former clubs: Rangers, Leicester City, Motherwell
International Honours: Scotland Under-21 and B
Season 2009/10 apps: 34 Goals: 3
Norwich City apps: 34 Goals: 3
Rangers (99-05): 55 starts, plus 34 as sub, 7 goals.
Leicester (05-07): 81 starts, plus 19 as sub, 8 goals.
Motherwell (07-09): 81 starts, plus 2 as sub, 3 goals.
Total: 217 starts, plus 55 as sub, 18 goals.
He earned his first full Scotland cap in a friendly in Japan and will hope to earn similar recognition under the new Scottish management.
Another player who found his opportunities limited in the latter part of the season as Lambert's team attained excellent consistency levels.