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Norwich City Appoint Scunthorpe's Chris Burton New Head Physio

Burton replaces Stuart Wardle, who was among a group of staff exits last month which included club legend Darren Huckerby leaving his Under-23s assistant coach role.

As head of medical and sports science at League One club Scunthorpe, Burton led his department to the League One Medical and Science Team of the Year award at last season’s Football Medical Association Awards.

Burton will begin his role on November 22. He has previously worked for England Athletics before moving into football at Nottingham Forest, Barnsley, Hull City, Queens Park Rangers and Peterborough United, and has degrees in sports science and physiotherapy.

A City statement describes Burton – who was a trainee at Mansfield Town before playing in non-league for clubs including Gainsborough Trinity – as having ‘a glowing reputation’.

Burton, speaking to Scunthorpe’s website, said: “I would like to thank the chairman, his family and Jim Rodwell for supporting me throughout my time here at Scunthorpe United, without their backing and guidance it would have not been possible to deliver the level of service that we have.”

He continued: “I would also like to thank the manager and his backroom staff for their support and all the staff behind the scenes and players I have worked with during the last three years, there are too many to mention but I have enjoyed working with you all!

“Finally, I would like to wish the chairman, manager and the players well for the rest of the season and I really hope you achieve promotion to the Championship!”

Scunthorpe’s chief executive, James Rodwell, added: “We would like to wish Chris all the best in his new role at Norwich City, and we thank him for his work over the past three years with us. Chris has been a most valued member of staff in his time here, whose efforts have been most appreciated.”

Grant Holt: Barrow re-sign former Norwich City striker

Barrow have re-signed striker Grant Holt on a player-coach basis, after non-league King's Lynn Town agreed to release him.

Holt, 36, last played for the Bluebirds in 2003 before moving into League football with Sheffield Wednesday.

The Carlisle-born forward played in the Premier League with Norwich City and Aston Villa, as well winning the Scottish Championship with Hibernian.

He is Ady Pennock's first signing since he was appointed Barrow boss last week.

"I have an affinity with all the teams in Cumbria, everyone knows I supported Carlisle as a boy, and I've been at Barrow and Workington.

"To be back to try and get this fantastic club back to the level the chairman has tried to do for a long time is a fantastic opportunity," Holt told BBC Radio Cumbria.

Transfer Rumour: Everton Tracking Norwich's Rising Star James Maddison

Norwich City midfield ace James Maddison is reportedly being tracked by Premier League strugglers Everton.

The attacking midfielder has caught the eye for the Canaries this season, scoring four goals and providing five assists in 17 appearances in all competitions.

According to ESPN FC, Everton have been closely watching the 20-year-old former Coventry City man.

Maddison, who is under contract at Norwich until 20121, recently received his first call-up to the England Under-21 squad.

Norwich Captain Ivo Pinto Set For Surgery In International Break

The Portuguese defender who has been leading the team out this season has sported a white face mask at Bolton to protect his broken nose, suffered in the midweek home defeat to Championship leaders Wolves.

And the mask is set to return when City step out next, for Barnsley’s visit on Saturday, November 18.

“It’s very sore – I can feel my heart pumping,” admitted Pinto. “I just broke my nose in the last game, but I felt it was best to play. It was broken so maybe that didn’t make a lot of sense, but the mask protected me a little bit and I will need a new one because I need surgery on it – and I’ll need a new mask to keep playing.

“I don’t want to lose any games. I want to help the team and to give something to these supporters that here again, they came in their large numbers and they are very important for us.

“I was always going to play. I’d say even with a broken leg, I will play. I want to help the team in as many games as I can.

“Unfortunately I’ve had to miss a few games before and it was not very good for me. I was very sad. So every time I can play, even with a pain or something, I will play to help the team.

“The surgery will be next week, but I will play the next game.”

Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Norwich City

First-half goals from Gary Madine and Adam Armstrong were enough to lift Bolton Wanderers off the bottom of the Championship with victory over Norwich.

Madine was on hand at the near post to slide in Darren Pratley's cross from the right in the 35th minute, with the home side doubling their lead before the break when Armstrong's curling shot went in off the post.

Josh Murphy pulled one back for Norwich in added time but defeat saw the Canaries drop to 12th, despite having enjoyed the lions share of possession in the match with 68%

Norwich, looking for a fifth successive away league win, were on target with four of their 16 shots but most came in a late flurry, that ultimately proved to be too little too late

Sammy Ameobi had a late shout for a penalty for Bolton, while home keeper Ben Alnwick made a great save to deny Murphy with the score at 2-0.

Bolton end the day in 23rd spot, but will drop back to the foot of the table if Sunderland beat Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson:

"I could feel the rumblings - why is he still picking Armstrong? But Adam has put in some terrific performances, though he was desperate for that goal.

"Adam has threatened to produce that moment, though in fairness he needed to for himself and the team. It was a terrific finish.

"Nine points from the last five games is a great return, but we knew this game would make our recent run a good one or an average one."

Norwich manager Daniel Farke:

"I am pretty annoyed and frustrated because we had the game under control. At the moment we have to defend perfectly to win games because we are scoring too few goals.

"When you miss so many chances then you have to at least defend 100 per cent perfect.

"We have done that in previous away games, but for 10 minutes before half-time we didn't do that."

Former Norwich Chief Exec Jez Moxey's £712k Pay-Off

Former club chief executive Jez Moxey received a whopping £712,000 pay-off from Norwich City – after just seven months at the club.

Moxey quit his job as chief executive at Carrow Road in February amid reports of a falling out with majority shareholder Delia Smith and her husband Michael Wynne-Jones.

However, the size of his pay-off has only just been revealed following the publication of the Canaries' accounts for the year to the end of June. The accounts make no reference to any salary paid to Moxey during his time at the club.

Moxey joined Norwich after leaving his job at Molineux following the takeover of Wolves by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International in summer 2016.

The 54-year-old had spent 16 years at Molineux after being recruited from a similar position at Stoke City. He is currently on the board at fellow Championship club Burton Albion after being appointed to the board in June.

Norwich's figures showed that after relegation to the Championship, the Canaries made an operating loss of £2.6million and external debt is only £1.8m.

Former boss Alex Neil, now with Preston North End, was given a £2million pay off when he was sacked last season after taking the club down.

Norwich chairman and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls said: “The accounts show how hard it is to be relegated.

"Even though we tried a plan to ensure player wages came down too, it wasn’t enough to fill the gap.

“The truth is the big change in that year was a huge drop in broadcasting revenue coming down from the Premier League to the Championship - even with the parachute payments it's a big hit to our finances."

St Neots Manager Hoping For Norwich City Club Link Up

St Neots Town boss Matt Clements is hoping to use his new job with Norwich City to forge links with the Championship club.

Clements, who took the reins at Rowley Park last January, last month landed a weekday role working for Norwich's regional development programme.

All of which he believes will be beneficial to his other job as Saints boss – but only once he has settled into his new position with the Canaries.

“It's something I really enjoy and it keeps me busy,” he said. “From a St Neots perspective, it's always good to build relationships.

“We've got good links with Peterborough United and Cambridge United already, and hopefully we can do the same with Norwich now.

“I will get my feet under the table a bit first though, then discuss it. But if we can get more relationships with professional clubs, it matters hugely.

“I'm not just talking about taking players on loan either, but forming links which help sustain the club, which is far more important.”

Bolton V Norwich - Norwich Starting Line Up

Gunn, Pinto (c), Zimmerman, Klose, Stiepermann, Reed, Trybull, Wildschut, Maddison, Hoolahan, Jerome

Subs: McGovern (GK), Husband, Martin, Vrancic, Murphy, Watkins, Hanley.