Wessi Down Under: City legend makes first A-League start

Norwich City legend Wes Hoolahan played 61 minutes before being replaced as the Jets lost 1-0 to Bri

Norwich City legend Wes Hoolahan played 61 minutes before being replaced as the Jets lost 1-0 to Brisbane Roar Picture: Newcastle Jets - Credit: Archant

Norwich City legend Wes Hoolahan helps fill the football shaped hole in the lives of Canaries fans this morning, as he makes his first A-League start on the other side of the globe.

The 37-year-old joined Newcastle Jets last summer after a season with West Brom, spending pre-season with League Two side Cambridge United before heading Down Under.

Hoolahan, who scored 54 goals in 352 games between 2008 and 2018 for the Canaries, made two appearances in the FFA Cup before suffering an an ankle injury which needed surgery.

He has returned to action recently, during a 1-1 home draw with Melbourne Victory and a 2-1 home win over Perth Glory.

Today they are away to seventh-placed Adelaide United, with Hoolahan in the startiong line-up for the first time under manager Carl Robinson, a fellow former Norwich midfielder.


You may also want to watch:


- You can follow updates from the Jets game above

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus