Norwich City: Which Canaries Players Are in Danger of Leaving This Summer?

Andy WardContributor IIApril 11, 2013

Norwich City: Which Canaries Players Are in Danger of Leaving This Summer?

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    The Premier League campaign is approaching an exciting climax with a number of clubs still in real trouble at the wrong end of the table.

    Norwich fans will be anxiously hoping that their team can reach the magic 40-point mark as soon as possible, or there is a real risk that many of the club's best players will be forced to leave the club in the summer if Norwich City are consigned to the Championship.

    However, that's negative thinking, and this article instead looks at the players that may be shown the door if Norwich are still a top flight club next season.

    Here are four Canaries that could be in danger of leaving the nest if Premier League safety is assured for another year.

Simeon Jackson

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    Simeon Jackson has reportedly been close to leaving Norwich on two occasions this year, with Wolverhampton Wanderers linked with a January move, according to The Express and Star, and Brighton and Hove Albion failed with a loan bid last month (The Argus).

    Although those moves ultimately failed to materialise, you get the impression that Jackson's days in Norfolk are numbered, with the striker having failed to even make the bench in recent weeks.

    With the high profile arrival of Ricky van Wolfswinkel imminent in the summer, it's hard to envisage any sort of future for Jackson at Carrow Road beyond the end of the current campaign.

    Add into the mix the fact that the Canadian International is out of contract in June, and it looks almost certain that Jackson will be playing his football elsewhere come the start of next season.

    Canaries fans will be sad to see the back of a player who almost single-handedly dragged the club into the Premier League during the closing stages of the 2010/12 promotion campaigns, but goals have certainly been harder to come by for the 26-year-old in the top flight.

David Fox

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    David Fox must be cursing the moment that he put pen to paper on a new two year deal with the club last summer, with the playmaker well and truly out of the first-team picture at Carrow Road this season.

    Fox was a key part of Paul Lambert's Premier League outfit twelve months ago, finishing third in the Player of the Season awards, but has found himself completely out in the cold under Chris Hughton.

    Remarkably, the 29-year-old has only played seven minutes of Premier League football in this campaign, compared to 28 appearances last season.

    Anyone else get the impression that Hughton doesn't fancy David as a player somehow?

Lee Camp

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    Lee Camp has generally looked assured during the times that he has been called upon to deputise for Mark Bunn, although his failure to keep out Arouna Koné's late winner at Wigan could yet prove costly.

    Only contracted to the club until the end of the season, this move was always likely to be a short term fix, and it would come as a great surprise if Camp is still plying his trade in Norfolk come August.

    It was a signing that made a lot of sense due to the absence of John Ruddy, through injury, for much of the current campaign, but with Ruddy now nearing a first-team return, the clock is ticking on Camp's time with Norwich City.

    The former Nottingham Forest stopper could still have a big part to play before the end of the season however, starting on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates with the knock picked up by Mark Bunn against Swansea City meaning that Camp may be asked to perform between the sticks once more.

Marc Tierney

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    Chris Hughton must have something against ex-Colchester United players because, like David Fox, Marc Tierney is another player who has spent most of this season twiddling his thumbs in dugouts up and down the land.

    Tierney has found it increasingly hard to displace Javier Garrido in the fight for the left-back spot, with the Spaniard undoubtedly the superior player in the technical stakes.

    However, you would be hard pushed to find a more infectious and passionate player in the Norwich City squad than Tierney, and it could be argued that the Canaries have missed the 27-year-old's drive on occasions this year.

    Having said that, the Premier League has probably proved to be one step too far for Tierney on the whole, but you can be rest assured that there will be a string of Championship clubs queuing up to take him on in time for the start of next season.

     

     

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