Canaries striker joins League Two side on loan

PUBLISHED: 14:03 31 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:15 31 May 2019

Norwich City U23s striker Mason Bloomfield, pictured during his time on loan at Hamilton Academical Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA

Norwich City U23s striker Mason Bloomfield, pictured during his time on loan at Hamilton Academical Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA

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League Two side Crawley Town will take young Norwich City striker Mason Bloomfield on a season-long loan.

The 22-year-old joined the Canaries from Dagenham & Redbridge last summer, having scored three goals in 26 games in the National League.

He went almost straight out on loan but suffered a frustrating campaign, scoring once in seven matches for Scottish Premiership side Hamilton, remaining mostly on the fringes with the Accies.

That prompted a change in January and Bloomfield returned to the top tier of non-league with promotion hopefuls AFC Fylde, impressing on his debut before disaster struck and he broke his wrist - ending his season.

The striker, who was announced as an addition to the U23 squad initially, is believed to be under contract at City until the end of the season.

Crawley finished 19th in League Two and are set for their fourth consecutive season in the fourth tier.

The West Sussex club's director of football, Selim Gaygusuz, told his club's website: "We are delighted to have Mason at the club. He is a player we have kept an eye on for a while and it's a shame that last season was cut short because of injury.

"He's tall, athletic and has an eye for goal and he will give us something different in terms of our options up front. He is a very good prospect and someone who we believe can make a big impact with us."

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