12. Anthony PILKINGTON
PUBLISHED: 17:42 12 July 2011 | UPDATED: 16:18 15 June 2012
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Winger Anthony Pilkington joined Norwich City from Huddersfield Town in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee in a three-year deal, with a further one-year option.
Position: Winger / Attacking midfielder
Born: Blackburn (6 June, 1988)
Height: 6ft, 0in.
Weight: 12st, 0lbs.
Date signed: 6 July, 2011
Signed from: Huddersfield Town, undisclosed fee
Contract: June 2014, with an option for a further year
City debut: v Wigan A (13 August, 2011)
Former clubs: Stockport County, Huddersfield Town
International honours: Republic of Ireland U21 (1 cap, 0 goals)
Season 2011/12 apps: 32 Goals: 8
Norwich City apps: 32 Goals: 8
Stockport (06-09): 72 starts, plus 19 as sub, 19 goals.
Huddersfield (09-11): 105 starts, plus 2 as sub, 25 goals.
Total: 177 starts, plus 21 as sub, 44 goals.
The 23-year-old made 107 appearances and scored 25 goals for Huddersfield Town, joining Lee Clarks side from Stockport County in January 2009.
Pilkington missed the Terriers League One play-off push with a broken leg suffered back in March. The former Manchester United trainee signed an extension to his existing contract at the Galpharm Stadium until 2014 only last Christmas.
Pilkington played 40 times for the Terriers in the 2010/11 season, scoring in six consecutive games in October and November, bagging 14 goals in total and made the PFA League One team. His injury kept him out of Huddersfields final promotion push and their play-off final defeat by Peterborough at Old Trafford.
He helped guide Stockport to victory in the League Two play-off final in 2008, scoring their second goal and setting up the third, picking up the man of the match award.