Norwich City new boy Raggett eager to 'get stuck in'
All the boxes have been ticked for Norwich City 'new boy' Sean Raggett - all that's left is the one marked 'Norwich City appearance'.
The 23-year-old defender was signed from Lincoln City last summer and immediately loaned back to the League Two club for half a season.
He said his goodbyes to the Imps last weekend and has just spent his first week training with his new team-mates – although it’s still too soon for him to be considered for this weekend’s big FA Cup tie against Chelsea.
“It’s been really good,” Raggett said in an interview with Norwich’s official website. “I met all the boys properly and they’ve all been good to me. I’ve been looking at Norwich’s results after every game to see how they’ve been doing.
“The vibe in the group is positive and things are on the up. The manager, the coaches and the boys have all been great in making me feel welcome. I’m just looking forward to getting stuck in now.”
Raggett has risen through the league to Championship level.
“I spent quite a few years in non-league football, playing part-time at Dover,” he added.
“After that I went to Lincoln, where I had a great year. Off the back of that I managed to get this move to Norwich which I’m delighted with.
“Players like Jamie Vardy are a big inspiration. There’s been a lot of hype around non-league players since his rise.
“You see a lot of stories about non-league players getting picked up by bigger players and doing well. Hopefully that’s something I can do.”
Raggett’s exit from final from Lincoln was notable for the warm words from management and fans alike.
“I was only at Lincoln for a season, then half a season on loan, but if felt like a long time,” the 23-year-old said.
“We achieved a lot while I was there. It was a big year for the club.
“I’ve got a lot of love for the fans there because they gave me so much support. If I could get a similar support from the Norwich fans that would be brilliant. I’m a front-foot defender who likes defending, but at the same time I look to score a few goals. I’d like to add that here as well.”