Ipswich Town goalkeeper Tomas Holy has raved about new teammate Will Norris following the player’s move to Portman Road from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers, East Anglian Daily Times report.
“I didn't expect it to be easy for me here like it was at Gillingham and, when he [Will Norris] came in he was literally 'the wolf from Wolves' and he's breathing down my back," Holy explained.
“He is so good, so good. But I think it's great for both of us because we push each other higher and higher and focus on the small details of things to try and get better.”
Ipswich have made changes in the goalkeeping department following their relegation from the Championship to League One last season.
Dean Gerkin left the club at the end of his contract, and Bartosz Bialkowski has signed for Millwall. Their replacements have been 6ft 9inch shot-stopper Tomas Holy from Gillingham and Norris on loan from Wolves.
So far, Holy has been the club’s number one but the Czech goalkeeper must impress manager Paul Lambert to keep his first-team place as Norris is seeking an extended run in the side.
The 26-year-old was a regular for Cambridge United in League Two before joining Wolves in 2017 as understudy to John Ruddy. Rui Patricio’s arrival in the summer of 2018 pushed him down to third choice.
Norris did make a Premier League appearance last term, coming on as a late second-half substitute in a 1-0 home win over already relegated Fulham.
But with his contract expiring next summer, Norris will need to feature regularly at Ipswich this season if he harbours hopes of a future at Molineux as Ruddy’s contract also expires in 12 months.
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