23. Marc TIERNEY

PUBLISHED: 12:32 11 July 2011 | UPDATED: 10:11 29 July 2011

Marc Tierney

Marc Tierney

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Marc Tierney joined Norwich City from Colchester United on January 13, 2011 on a two-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Position: Left-back

Age: 25

Born: Prestwich (23 August, 1985)

Height: 6ft, 0in.

Weight: 11st, 2lbs.

Date signed: 13 January, 2011

Signed from: Colchester United, undisclosed fee

Contract: June 2013

City debut: v Crystal Palace A (29 January, 2011)

Former clubs: Oldham Athletic, Carlisle United (loan), Shrewsbury Town, Colchester United

Season 2010/11 apps: 16 Goals: 0

Norwich City apps: 16 Goals: 0

Career:

Oldham (02-07) 27 starts, plus 20 as sub, 0 goals.

Carlisle (loan, 04-05) 11 starts, 0 goals.

Shrewsbury (07-09) 89 starts, plus 1 as sub, 1 goal.

Colchester Utd (08-11) 83 starts, plus 2 as sub, 1 goal.

Total: 210 starts, plus 23 as sub, 2 goals.

Bury-born Tierney started his career in Lancashire with Oldham, where be made 47 appearances before a free transfer switch to Shrewsbury in January, 2007. He quickly became a first team regular at the Shropshire club, notching up 90 games, many of them alongside Grant Holt.

His form was noted by then Colchester boss Lambert and after a initial loan spell in Essex he quickly became a regular under the Scot. He left the Weston Homes Community Stadium with 85 appearances to his name, including the two never-to-be-forgotten games against the Canaries in the 2009/10 season - City’s 7-1 defeat at Carrow Road and their 5-0 victory in the return fixture. He was booked in both games.

Tierney, who was also linked with a move to Norwich last season when the Canaries were embroiled in a bitter dispute with Colchester over Lambert’s switch to Carrow Road, was quoted at the time: “My girlfriend went shopping the other day and someone asked her if I was going to Norwich!

“I’d just like to say that I would never in a million years go to Norwich. I can categorically say that!”

The left-back made his Norwich City debut at Crystal Palace on January 29 coming on as a substitute for the injured Adam Drury.

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