6. Zak WHITBREAD

PUBLISHED: 15:14 27 June 2011 | UPDATED: 10:12 29 July 2011

Zak Whitbread

Zak Whitbread

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Highly regarded central defender who joined Norwich City from Millwall in January 2010 and, whilst injury restricted his impact at Carrow Road in the club's promotion-winning campaign, he displayed much promise for the seasons ahead in his limited game time.

Position: Central defender

Age: 27

Born: Texas, United States (4 March, 1984)

Height: 6ft, 2in.

Weight: 11st, 4lbs.

Date signed: 8 January, 2010

Signed from: Millwall, undisclosed fee

Contract: June 2012

City debut: v Col Utd A (16 January, 2010)

Former clubs: Millwall, Liverpool

International Honours: USA U20 (5 caps, 1 goal)

Season 2010/11 apps: 23 Goals: 1

Norwich City apps: 27 Goals: 1

Career:

Liverpool (03-06): 6 starts, plus 1 as sub, 0 goals.

Millwall (loan, 05-06): 27 starts, 0 goals.

Millwall (06-10): 85 starts, plus 7 as sub, 4 goals.

Total: 118 starts, plus 8 as sub, 4 goals.

Very strong in the air, he also has excellent positional sense and is always prepared to play his way out of defence, thus combining the ruggedness required of any defender with the ability to contribute more than just defensive qualities to his team.

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