Promotion likely to prompt exits for some of Norwich City's fringe players

Will Ben Marshall get another chance to impress Daniel Farke, left, during pre-season? Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Will Ben Marshall get another chance to impress Daniel Farke, left, during pre-season? Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Paul Chesterton

Much of the focus is on who Norwich City might sign this summer but David Freezer reminds us of some forgotten men whose futures are yet to be clarified.

Loans manager Neil Adams has been kept busy again at Norwich City this season.

The Canaries have had over a dozen players out on loan during the course of the campaign, some who are highly unlikely to return, others with uncertain futures and plenty of young lads trying to kick-start their development.

With their parent club now preparing for life as a Premier League club, those personal situations take on a fresh complexion...

Marcel Franke is hoping for a second chance at Norwich City Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesMarcel Franke is hoping for a second chance at Norwich City Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

- Marcel Franke

Last week the central defender told German newspaper Bild that he intends to return to England and fight for his chance to play in the Premier League when his season-long loan at Darmstadt expires.

The 26-year-old is under contract until 2020, with an option for a further year, and has been a regular in Bundesliga 2 this season and the second half of the previous campaign with Dynamo Dresden - after just five league games for City.

James Husband had limited game time at Norwich City but impressed on loan with Fleetwood 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesJames Husband had limited game time at Norwich City but impressed on loan with Fleetwood Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

- James Husband

Left-back actually started the first game of the season for the Canaries, a 2-2 draw at Birmingham, but was taken off after 63 minutes and soon shipped out to League One with Fleetwood.

Has been a regular for Joey Barton's team, scoring once in 35 games, but with City bringing in Philip Heise in January and his first season proving rather under-whelming it looks unlikely he has a future at Norwich. Under contract until 2020.

Matt Jarvis managed to regain enough fitness to head out on loan to Walsall Picture: Jamie HoneywoodMatt Jarvis managed to regain enough fitness to head out on loan to Walsall Picture: Jamie Honeywood

- Matt Jarvis

Injury-cursed spell at City is set to finish this summer when the one-cap England international's contract expires, after just 21 appearances across four seasons.

Finally regained enough fitness to play 10 games in succession after joining Walsall in League One in January but missed the remaining 11 matches of the season as ankle issues re-emerged.

Ben Marshall spent the second half of this season on loan at Millwall Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesBen Marshall spent the second half of this season on loan at Millwall Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

- Ben Marshall

Looked a good signing for £1.5m from Wolves last summer but didn't work out as a right-back before illness disrupted him and then spent plenty of time warming the bench.

Loan spell at Millwall didn't go too well either, scoring once in 16 Championship games but with manager Neil Harris already suggesting the 28-year-old won't be returning. Under contract at City until 2022.

Steven Naismith has spent the last 18 months on loan at Hearts in Scotland 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesSteven Naismith has spent the last 18 months on loan at Hearts in Scotland Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

- Steven Naismith

Another whose unhappy Canaries spell is set to end when his contract expires this summer - removing top-flight wages from City's outgoings, along with Jarvis.

Returned to Hearts on loan and found form, regaining his Scotland place, but knee surgery finished his season in March after 16 goals in 30 games in all competitions for club and country.

Nelson Oliveira hasn't played for Norwich City since May 2018 and spent time on loan at Reading 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesNelson Oliveira hasn't played for Norwich City since May 2018 and spent time on loan at Reading Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

- Nelson Oliveira

Firmly out of favour under Daniel Farke but still under contract until 2020. The Portugal international striker scored three goals in 10 games to help Reading survive in the Championship but was affected by injuries.

Manager Jose Gomes has suggested a permanent deal is in place, however the Royals' recently published accounts show the club is £54m in debt and made a pre-tax loss of £21m in the last financial year so the Berkshire media are reporting that deal is unlikely without players sales

Sean Raggett's loan at Rotherham was ruined by injury 
Picture: James Wilson/Focus ImagesSean Raggett's loan at Rotherham was ruined by injury Picture: James Wilson/Focus Images

- Sean Raggett

Former Lincoln City centre-back joined Championship side Rotherham for the season but needed ankle surgery in September, just as he was becoming established for the Millers.

Returned in January but the 25-year-old was left disappointed after five further appearances, when further ankle surgery finished his loan early. Under contract until 2020, with an option for a further year.

Yanic Wildschut spent the season on loan at Bolton Wanderers Picture: James Wilson/Focus ImagesYanic Wildschut spent the season on loan at Bolton Wanderers Picture: James Wilson/Focus Images

- Yanic Wildschut

The Dutchman is expected to leave City this summer, who look unlikely to activate the option in the winger's contract after a disappointing loan with relegated Championship side Bolton.

Scored twice in 18 games for Wanderers but had surgery on ankle ligament damage in January and missed the unsuccessful survival sight.

Savvas Mourgos suffered a serious knee injury while on loan at Dordrecht Picture: Nick ButcherSavvas Mourgos suffered a serious knee injury while on loan at Dordrecht Picture: Nick Butcher

- Young players

Injuries also caused problems for members of City's U23 squad looking to gain senior experience, with Greek midfielder Savvas Mourgos starting brightly in the Dutch second tier with Dordrecht before knee ligament damage in October finished his season.

It was a similar story for Diallang Jaiyesimi, returning from his League Two stint with Yeovil after an encouraging start. Irish winger Simon Power joined Dordrecht in January but was disrupted by a calf problem and Mason Bloomfield broke his arm at AFC Fylde during a fine debut appearance in the National League, after a brief spell in Scotland with Hamilton.

Timi Odusina 
has been on loan in non-league with AFC Fylde Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesTimi Odusina has been on loan in non-league with AFC Fylde Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Defender Timi Odusina saw limited game-time with Fylde - but still has Sunday's FA Trophy final at Wembley to hold out hope for - and striker Anthony Spyrou was used sparingly by Wrexham.

Left-back Caleb Richards is in the USA with City's partner club Tampa Bay Rowdies and has played regularly in the second tier, with the season due to finish in October.

All are under contract until at least 2020, with Power and Richards until 2021, although the length of the contract Odusina signed in 2016 has never been published.

Former Leyton Orient striker Tristan Abrahams scored four goals in 31 League Two games, split between spells at Exeter and Yeovil, but is one of eight academy players the club have announced are leaving the club this summer.

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