Swift reunion for Gill

New signing Matthew Gill will have to double check the dressing room door when he turns up for Norwich City's first away game of the new League One season.

New signing Matthew Gill will have to double check the dressing room door when he turns up for Norwich City's first away game of the new League One season.

It will be a case of a swift reunion with old mates for the 28-year-old midfielder with the Canaries visiting his former club, Exeter City, on August 15, the second Saturday of the new campaign.

Gill, who became manager Bryan Gunn's first summer recruit when he arrived on a free transfer last week, was not entirely surprised to see Exeter so quickly on the agenda when the fixtures were announced on Wednesday.

“This was the first game I looked out for. The fixture list always seems to throw up these situations,” he said.


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“I am looking forward to going back and seeing the lads as I haven't seen many of them since I left the club. It will be good to catch up and hopefully I can do well on the pitch.

“It will be strange coming back so quickly and playing in a different strip.

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“I have already had a couple of texts - one from Andy Gillard (operations manager) saying 'Make sure you go in the right changing room'.”

But it will be business before pleasure at Exeter for Gill, returning to his Norfolk roots years after being part of City's Centre of Excellence.

He said: “When you sign for a new club you want to get started as soon as possible.

“I am sure St James' Park will be rocking when we come down there. They have got Leeds, QPR and then us, which is a great start and one that they deserve given what they have achieved in the last couple of seasons.

“My love for Exeter is still fresh but I am a Norwich player now and I will be doing my best to try and get them into the top six next season.”

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