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Norwood Coy on Future as Tranmere Secure Promotion to League One
Saturday, 25th May 2019 21:45

Blues target James Norwood wouldn’t comment on his future following Tranmere's 1-0 after-extra-time victory over Newport County in the League Two play-off final this afternoon.

"I'm not too sure, we've only just played the final, so it's not for me to comment," the 28-year-old striker (pictured centre above), who is out of contract at the end of June, told Sky Sports when asked about his future following the game.

"I'm going to enjoy tonight, enjoy the next week when we all fly off on holiday and see if I remember the week that’s just gone.”

Norwood, who scored 32 times in all competitions this season, has been linked with the Blues for some months and we understand the deal which would make him Town’s second signing of the summer is a long way down the line and, with the play-offs now over, is expected to be concluded, presumably once the striker has returned from the Tranmere squad’s post-season break.

However, Rovers haven’t yet given up hope of keeping the League Two Player of the Year at Prenton Park for their return to League One.

“I’d clearly love to have James with us, he’s been with us for four years, we extended his contract two years ago," Tranmere chairman Mark Palios said.

"He's at the age he's at, he wants to try himself at a higher level, but we're at a higher level now so that should enter into the factors in the negotiations.

"James and I, I think, have a good relationship. We made an offer, we talked to him, then we just sort of agreed to put it to bed in terms of getting on with the job in hand, which was to get out of this league, which has now been done, so we'll start to talk Monday morning again."

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Nobbysnuts added 20:13 - May 27
Dont panic everyone. This deal was done weeks ago. He was never going to talk about moving to Ipswich in his post match interview. That would just be wrong. Welcome James . I'm sure you and mr judge will fire us back to the championship.

norfolkbluey added 07:43 - May 28
PL is a shrewd manager. He's looking for another Grant Holt to do the business up front. Similar stats make me optimistic about this player. I remember when we lost out to getting Houlahan down to money AGAIN! He supplied their forwards for years at Norwich at our expense. If Pl can do that for us this year I will be chuffed. We need several players not just one. All we can do is to wait and hope PL does a similar job for us. It won't be easy especially when you see Sunderland struggling.

ipswichone added 13:16 - Jun 10
i think there is something wrong upstairs, maybe we should be sacking the board and get some people in that can get signatures,as we dont seem to have any punch anymore when it comes to signings.ipswich seems like a poison chalice

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