‘Playing regularly here was a big thing’ – Norwich City centre-back grateful to carry on learning

Norwich City are keeping a close eye on Sean Raggett's progress at Lincoln City before the new year arrives. Picture: James Wilson/Focus Images

Norwich City are keeping a close eye on Sean Raggett's progress at Lincoln City before the new year arrives. Picture: James Wilson/Focus Images

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Norwich City are keeping a close eye on Sean Raggett as he makes his way in the Football League.

Sean Raggett has been a mainstay of Lincoln's central defence, despite signing a permanent deal for Norwich City during the summer. Picture: James Wilson/Focus Images Sean Raggett has been a mainstay of Lincoln's central defence, despite signing a permanent deal for Norwich City during the summer. Picture: James Wilson/Focus Images

The Canaries bought the 23-year-old Lincoln City centre-back in the summer, signing him on a three-year deal and immediately loaning him back to the League Two side until January to maintain his football education.

Raggett is due back at Colney in the new year – but the condition he arrives in won’t be a surprise.

“I speak to Neil Adams a lot, he looks after the loan players at Norwich,” said Raggett.

“We talk after every game and he has been to watch a few Lincoln games.

“Norwich have also sent other people to watch our games throughout the season, so there is a good regular contact.

“They give me regular feedback on what they think I have done well and what they think I should work on.

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“Playing regularly here was a big thing on why they were happy for me to come back on loan. Before this season I had never played in the Football League, so it was important for me to get that experience.”

Raggett has been an ever-present in Danny Cowley’s side, starting every one of their league and Carabao Cup games sa far.

And the Imps have made a decent start to their league return, with only four teams conceding more goals as they sit 11th in the table.

“I feel really good, I feel fresh like I could play two, maybe three games in a week,” added Raggett, who has also collected four bookings ahead of Saturday’s visit from lowly Chesterfield. “I am in good shape and I never want to miss any game.

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“A couple of my bookings were probably unnecessary so that’s poor from me on that part. Once I get out there I don’t really think too much about my bookings, I don’t let them effect how I play.

“I still play aggressively and on the front foot and I wouldn’t want to take that out of my game. I wouldn’t be thinking ‘I can’t make this tackle because I am on four yellows’, I would still be fully committed.”

Raggett was one of three centre-backs signed by Norwich City in the summer, and may yet have a role to play for Daniel Farke’s side come the new year.

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