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Burnley are set to increase their goalkeeping options today with the capture of Wolverhampton Wanderers and former Cambridge United goalkeeper Will Norris, a player who spent last season on loan with Ipswich Town.

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Norris, who celebrated his 27th birthday two days ago, joined Wolves in 2017 from Cambridge but hasn’t had too much first team experience. Having said that, he made seven appearances in his first season, six of them in the League Cup and FA Cup, and kept six clean sheets, only Swansea, who beat them 2-1 in the FA Cup , scored past him.

The last of those games was a 3-0 win against Sunderland in what was his debut but his only league appearance since was in the 2018/19 season against Fulham when he came on as a last minute substitute for Rui Patricio in a 1-0 victory at Molineux.

Prior to signing for Wolves, he’d made 84 league appearances for Cambridge after signing from Royston Town in 2012 and becoming a team mate of Nick Pope who had gone there on loan from Charlton. Norris had two loans back at Royston and one at Braintree before establishing himself as first choice at Cambridge.

His Cambridge debut came in a 1-0 win at Tamworth in the National League in January 2014 and late in the following season he made his Football League debut against Accrington at the Abbey Stadium. He eventually became first choice at Cambridge at the beginning of 2016 and in his final season there he saved a club record five penalties.

He went out on loan last season to Ipswich and made is league debut at Southend towards the end of October and shared goalkeeping duties with Tomas Holy from then until the season was ended in March with manager Paul Lambert rotating them to such an extent that he made 18 goalkeeping changes during the season . He made a total of twenty appearances for them.

He is now set to join the goalkeeping pool at Burnley alongside Nick Pope and Bailey Peacock-Farrell ahead of the new season.

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