Gunn's revolution under way

The wheels are in motion as new Norwich City manager Bryan Gunn goes about freshening up his inherited playing squad, according to chief executive Neil Doncaster.

The wheels are in motion as new Norwich City manager Bryan Gunn goes about freshening up his inherited playing squad, according to chief executive Neil Doncaster.

Gunn has made his recommendations to the club's board of players he would like to bring in to Carrow Road and although money is tight, Doncaster confirmed Gunn has earmarked where he wants to strengthen, and with whom - although he was giving nothing away as far as to when players might be walking through the Norwich City doors.

“Bryan has identified that the squad needs to be freshened up and he's made a number of recommendations, and we're working on those recommendations at the moment,” said Doncaster.

“Making predictions about who and when is a thankless task because you're not wholly in control of anything. You're working with a number of different parties, with different players, with clubs and agents, and bringing anything to a conclusion is something that you're not unilaterally in control of.”


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The City chief did admit the past week has been about as busy as it gets, with the transfer window activity whirring in the background and plenty of managerial and coaching upheaval to contend with.

“We never stop working on things but certainly the transfer window, with all that's been going on as well as the transfer window, it does make it a rather manic period,” he added. “But we are in discussions on a number of different fronts and as soon as we have something to announce we'll announce it.”

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And with a new management set-up in place, plus an assistant to arrive in the not too distant future, the club can now look to who can help win the relegation battle facing the Canaries over the coming 18 matches.

“Clearly only the Premier League is entirely bound by the transfer window,” said Doncaster. “The Football League can loan players in and out after the window has ended, so from our point of view the work will go on through January but also past January, to try and make sure we have a freshened up squad that continues the positivity we've seen so far in the last week.”

Meanwhile, speculation has continued over one Norwich star who may be heading out of Carrow Road.

West Bromwich Albion are

reported to be preparing a �500,000 bid for winger Lee Croft, who is out of contract in the summer.

Former boss Glenn Roeder was planning to offer the former Manchester City star a new deal - something Croft said he wanted to happen - but those plans may be about to change after the recent upheaval.

The 23-year-old has made 29 appearances this season, scoring four goals in the process.

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