Will Norris Joins the Clarets On Three Year Contract
Burnley Football Club have this afternoon confirmed the signing in goalkeeper Will Norris who joins the club from Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wnaderers on an initial three year contract. He will provide competition for former Cambridge United team mate Nick Pope and Bailey Peacock-Farrell. The newest member of the club’s goalkeeping union is ready for the new challenge and the battle for the first team gloves.
The Watford born goalkeeper started out at Hatfield Town before a move to Royston Town in the Spartan South Midlands League, followed by a transfer to Cambridge United where Norris made over 100 appearances in five seasons, including a Wembley promotion to Sky Bet League Two. The summer of 2017 saw him join Championship side Wolverhampton Wandererss, where he made a total of 8 appearances over two seasons, including a top flight debut, before eventually gaining more experience last season at Portman Road.
Speaking about joining the club Will Norris said, “I’m absolutely buzzing to be here. It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to getting going. Norris, who spent last season on loan at Ipswich Town. I heard Burnley we’re interested and it just went from there really and it’s the perfect fit for myself and the right opportunity. There’s a great goalkeeping unit here, so I’m just hoping to come here and add something a little bit different. Burnley is a great club and an established Premier League club and it’s a fantastic opportunity for me.
I’ve played from the Conference all the way through to the Premier League and it’s been a natural progression through the divisions, much like Popey’s to be honest. At Wolves I joined a really good Sky Bet Championship side, with John Ruddy as number one. But they just took off in leaps and bounds and although you are buzzing that it is happening, you’re thinking that your opportunities are becoming very limited. Then with the loan at Ipswich Town last season, it was like whoever the best 11 were in training played and there were a lot of changes throughout the season, all over the pitch. Now is time for me to sort of regroup and start a new challenge at Burnley Football Club.”