Halliday spends week with Hereford

PUBLISHED: 09:19 22 February 2006 | UPDATED: 09:14 14 September 2010

Norwich City youngster Matthew Halliday is spending the week with Conference outfit Hereford United. The big centre half, who has made nine appearances for the reserves this season, has joined the club on a work experience basis and was in their squad for last night's clash against Aldershot at Edgar Street.

Norwich City youngster Matthew Halliday is spending the week with Conference outfit Hereford United.

The big centre half, who has made nine appearances for the reserves this season, has joined the club on a work experience basis and was in their squad for last night's clash against Aldershot at Edgar Street.

City's Academy manager Ricky Martin said the spell away from Colney would be good experience for the third year scholar.

“A scout spotted Matthew playing for the reserves last week in their win at Watford,” he said. “The week of work experienced will hopefully prove useful in his on-going development as a player.”

A bid to raise £250,000 for a new educational facility at Colney training ground has got off to a flying start.

The Tactic Zone appeal - which aims to provide state-of-the-art facilities for the club's youngsters - was only launched a couple of weeks ago but already there is £16,000 in the kitty.

Construction company RG Carter set the ball rolling with a £5000 donation. That figure has been matched by Norwich director Michael Foulger while Cellular Surplus' mobile phone recycling scheme has also raised £5000.

A number of smaller donations have taken the figure up to £16,000 and Tactic Zone patron Darren Eadie is delighted with the early response.

“To raise such a large sum of money in such a small space of time goes to show how great the local community is at backing Norwich City's Academy,” he said. “We now need to keep the momentum going.”

Generous Canaries fans have received thanks from supporters from cash-strapped Rotherham United.

A Save the Millers appeal at Riverside raised £751.45, which will go to a fund which hopes to raise £1m in the next few weeks to avoid the Yorkshire club going into liquidation.

Anyone else wishing to contribute can go to www.rotherhamunited-mad.co.uk or phone the campaign hotline on 01709 512 434.

City defender Andrew Cave-Brown has been named in the Scotland Under-19 squad for the La Manga tournament in Spain.

He will be hoping to be involved in games against the Republic of Ireland (February 27), Finland (March 1) and Norway (March 3).

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