Simon Lappin

Simon Lappin

Position: Left-back/Left midfielder

Age: 26

Born: St Mirren (Jan 25, 1983)

Height: 5ft, 11in.

Weight: 9st, 6lbs.

Date signed: Jan 31, 2007

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Signed from: St Mirren (�75,000)

Contract: June 2011

City debut: v Leeds H (Feb 3, 2007)

Former clubs: St Mirren, Motherwell (loan)

Season 2008/09 apps: 5 Goals: 0

Norwich City apps: 38 Goals: 3


Motherwell (loan, 08): 7 starts, plus 8 as sub, 2 goals

St Mirren (99-07): 158 starts, plus 20 as sub, 12 goals.

Total: 165 starts, plus 28 as sub, 14 goals.

Former Scotland under-21 international Simon Lappin joined Norwich City from St Mirren in the 2007 January transfer window. Able to operate on the left side of midfield, left back and also in a central midfield role, Simon became a key component of the Norwich team under Grant and his ability to deliver the ball accurately from set plays became a regular feature of City's play.

Although Simon featured in City's first three games under new boss Glenn Roeder, he was subsequently banished from the first team scene following City's 3-0 defeat at Plymouth in November 2007. In search of first team football, he took in a loan spell at Motherwell at the end of 2007-08 and eventually returned to the Norwich first team under Bryan Gunn for City's match at Birmingham in March 2009.