Wes Hoolahan

Wes Hoolahan

Position: Left wing

Age: 27

Born: Dublin (May 20, 1982)

Height: 5ft, 7in.

Weight: 10st, 3lbs.

Date signed: June 26, 2008

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Signed from: Blackpool, �250k plus Matthew Gilks

Contract: June 2011

City debut: v Coventry A (Aug 9, 2008)

Former clubs: Livingston, Blackpool.

International honours: Ireland (1 cap)

Season 2008/09 apps: 35 Goals: 2

Norwich City apps: 35 Goals: 2


Blackpool (06-08): 88 starts, plus 11 as sub, 16 goals.

Livingston (06-07): 15 starts, plus 4 as sub, 0 goals.

Total: 103 starts, plus 15 as sub, 16 goals.

A creative midfielder with excellent close control and dribbling skills, City fans were understandably delighted when Wes Hoolahan agreed to join the Canaries in the summer of 2008. Signed from Blackpool by Glenn Roeder, Wes had made a lasting impression on the Carrow Road faithful with a number of classy displays against Norwich in recent seasons. He starred in the 2006-07 FA Cup replay at Carrow Road as City edged passed Blackpool 3-2 and was a constant menace a season later when Blackpool won 2-1 at Carrow Road in the Championship.

Injury ruled him out of City's final seven league games of last season which was a particular blow as he appeared to be in fine form under the management of Bryan Gunn and chipped in with two goals following Gunn's appointment.