Connolly linked with the Canaries

PUBLISHED: 15:28 08 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:34 10 September 2010

Michael Bailey

Norwich City have been linked with out-of-contract right-back Paul Connolly.

The 24-year-old was one of the players who scored against Norwich City in arguably their darkest hour last season.

Norwich City have been linked with out-of-contract right-back Paul Connolly.

The 24-year-old was one of the players who scored against Norwich City in arguably their darkest hour last season.

Connolly, below, scored the second goal for the Pilgrims as they beat the Canaries 3-0 at Home Park in November - a result which confirmed the scale of the task manager Glenn Roeder had inherited at Carrow Road.

Connolly, who will be out of contract by the end of next month, is one of four players leaving the Devon club and he has already been linked with Derby County, Charlton Athletic and Cardiff City, as well as a move to Norwich.

With the exits of Juan Velasco, Andrew Cave-Brown and Rossi Jarvis, Roeder only has Jon Otsemobor at right-back and the City boss will no doubt be looking for someone to compete for the Scouser's starting berth.

Connolly would definitely fit the bill and with the 6ft tall right-back heading out of Plymouth, it looks like the defender will have the pick of several Championship clubs.

Connolly, who was born in Liverpool, made 177 appearances for Plymouth, with his only goal coming against the Canaries. The defender sat out the final home game of the season against Blackpool at the end of April.

Meanwhile, sources in the Midlands continue to link Norwich with a move to resign former striker Robert Earnshaw from Derby County, following their abysmal Premier League campaign.

His other former club Cardiff and newly-promoted Nottingham Forest are also said to be in the hunt for the Welsh international, with Forest boss Colin Calderwood adding: “We need every good player we can get. Does that include a bid for Earnshaw? Well, I'm after a goalscorer and Rob Earnshaw fits that description.”

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