'Too many errors, just awful': Wolves loanee slammed after 4-1 thrashing

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers farmed Will Norris out on loan to Ipswich Town - but the goalkeeper endured a day to forget against Peterborough United.


There’s a time and a place to try and jink your way past an onrushing opponent. And it’s not when you’re about two yards from your own goal-line.

So Ipswich Town fans are right to wonder what on earth goalkeeper Will Norris was thinking as he attempted to nutmeg Peterborough’s Sammie Szmodics 33 minutes into a clash between two League One promotion hopefuls at Portman Road.

Paul Lambert’s side were already a goal down against The Posh. But, once Norris had handed Szmodics a second on a garnished platter, the game was all-but done. By the time the full time whistle blew, amid a chorus of boos in East Anglia, Ipswich had been battered 4-1, falling to fourth in the table as a result.

Ipswich Town's manager Paul Lambert  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Swansea City  at Portman Road on April 22, 2019 in Ipswich, England.

And while Norris was far from the only Ipswich player who flopped in a crucial encounter, the Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee certainly deserves his share of the blame after making the kind of mistake which has been a staple of those stocking filler ‘Goals and Gaffes’ DVDs for generations.

Big things were expected of a goalkeeper who arrived at Ipswich from one of the Premier League’s most ambitious, high-flying sides. But this is not the first high-profile error Norris has made of late and how much longer Lambert keeps the faith remains to be seen.

Tomas Holy, a fine shot-stopper at this level, is waiting in the wings. Many an Ipswich supporter would happily see the gloves change hands.

Ipswich Town's Will Norris during the Sky Bet League One match between Lincoln City and Ipswich Town at LNER Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Lincoln, England.

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