James Thomas Norwood (born 5 September 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ipswich Town. Norwood scored his first goal for Sutton on 12 December 2009 against Kingstonian.[12]. [53] However, due to the season being suspended in March and ultimately not restarting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he made no further appearances for the rest of the season. [51] Norwood reached double figures for the 2019–20 season on 11 January 2020, netting his 10th league goal of the season in a 4–1 win over Accrington Stanley. His excellent form also saw him win the League Two Player of the Year award at the EFL Awards, as well as winning a place in the PFA League Two Team of the Year. I have had two promotions and Ipswich have got a good chance of going up next season and I want to be part of that. Norwood’s Tranmere journey may well be over, but the club itself is only just getting started. [58] On 4 February 2015, alongside teammate Elliott Frear, he was called up to the England C squad for a friendly with the Cyprus under 21 set-up later that month.

He started his career with Eastbourne Town, making eighteen senior appearances before signing for Exeter City in July 2009. [36] However, this purple patch did not last long with Norwood managing just 1 goal from the next 8 games, the final of these games being a 1–0 defeat away at Sutton United, Tranmere manager Gary Brabin, the man who brought Norwood to Prenton Park, was sacked following the defeat. [54], Norwood experienced his first taste of representing his country in March 2009 for the England Schools squad in a Carnegie Centenary Shield fixture against Wales.

I just can't wait for pre-season to start now. He featured in Tranmere's 1-0 League Two play-off final victory over Newport County, helping the club to back to back promotions after securing their return to the Football League in 2017/18. [24] He made his hundredth league appearance for Forest Green on 21 September 2013 in a defeat against Cambridge United. In mid-December, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season, Norwood signed a two and a half year contract extension, keeping him at Prenton Park until June 2019. Tranmere Rovers Football Club badge - Link to home, Live coverage of all of our fixtures, meaning you'll never miss a game, Match highlights to relive all the action, Live coverage of all of our fixtures, meaning you’ll never miss a game.

Tranmere lined up in a 4-2-3-1 system with Larnell Cole brought into the side for a rare start in the ‘number 10 role’ just behind Norwood, while Paul Mullin came in and lined up on the right of the three. [23] An impressive 2012–13 campaign for Norwood saw him earn the Player's Player of the Year award at the end of the season and a call up to the England C squad for the first time for an international with Bermuda. [21], On 11 February 2013, Norwood signed a new two-year extension to his contract at Forest Green, a move that would see him tied down to the club for up to the summer of 2015. Two years later, in June 2011, he joined Forest Green Rovers, who he left in May 2015 to join Tranmere Rovers and later Ipswich Town in 2019. @IpswichTown have themselves a goal machine... ⚽️#EFL | #ITFC pic.twitter.com/pfcOgCMtZ4. Alternatively, please email ifollow@efl.com - note that live chat is recommended for the quickest response on a matchday.

Norwood and Tranmere suffered a torrid start to the season, Tranmere languished in the bottom half of the National League and at one point dropped to their lowest ever league position. In order to use the live chat functionality you need to opt into live chat cookies. Ipswich have signed Tranmere Rovers striker and the EFL's 2018/19 top goalscorer James Norwood on a free transfer. Norwood, who averaged over one goal per game since signing permanently at Prenton Park in 2015, has the option to extend his new Ipswich deal by a further 12 months. [19] Norwood returned from his injury as a second-half substitute on 26 November 2011 against York City and scored a last minute equaliser to earn Forest Green a draw. [33] Norwood had netted 9 times for Rovers come the turn of the year, including a looping header in a 2–0 victory against former club Forest Green and Tranmere's eventual goal of the season in a 4–1 away defeat at Woking. On 31 December 2010 he joined Eastbourne Borough on loan. "It's a massive club and I have seen how the fans get behind the team and I know what that can do for a football club. "I've come here to achieve things. He left in the summer to for Ipswich Town on a free transfer at the end of his contract. [37] Between September and mid-April, as Tranmere battled for top-spot with Lincoln City, Norwood netted 6 times. He scored his first goal against France on 13 June 2009. [49] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw with Peterborough United, on 17 August 2019. [39] The only game of the final five that Norwood didn't score in was the National League play-off final which ended in a 3–1 defeat for Tranmere.

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Tranmere began the game well but Norwood’s early effort lacked power and was saved by the Crawley Town ‘keeper. Will Van Dijk injury end title race like Laporte's did? [20] He scored his first hat-trick for Forest Green on 1 January 2013 in a 5–0 away win at Rodney Parade against Newport County. [18] In October 2011, Norwood had surgery on his hernia which ruled him out of action for a month.

ON THE ROAD: The leaping Lord Norwood who nodded Tranmere Rovers back into the Football League. [4][8] Following the successful trial, he signed for the club on 25 July 2009. [9] Members of the fund each pay £19 per month towards his wages. [16], In May 2011 Exeter announced that he would not be offered a new deal at the end of the season. It was a no-brainer for me really. He scored his first goal of the 2014–15 campaign in a 1–1 draw at Welling United on 30 August 2014.

[41] Norwood finished the season with 24 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, this was good enough to finish 3rd top scorer in the National League, the top scorer being Norwood's strike partner Andy Cook.

The former Brighton and Crystal Palace youth player is Town's third summer signing with Tomas Holy and Adam Przybek already arriving at Portman Road from Gillingham and West Brom respectively. [27], On 7 February 2015, he came off the bench to score the winning goal in a 2–1 win over Grimsby Town which saw him overtake Yan Klukowski in becoming Forest Green's all-time top Conference Premier goal scorer. I've enjoyed working with him. [46], Norwood finished 2018–19 season as the season as the joint top goal scorer in English football with 32 goals in all competitions,[citation needed] along with Manchester City's Sergio Agüero, as Tranmere won promotion to League One after beating Newport County 1–0 at Wembley in the 2019 League Two play-off final, following a 6th-place finish in League Two. "I have loved watching his development at Tranmere Rovers over the last few years and we wish him well on his ongoing journey, except when he plays against Tranmere. He ended the season having scored 11 goals in 28 appearances, finishing as the club's join top goalscorer. Transfer Centre: Maguire, Sarri latest LIVE! In August 2010, he joined Conference Premier club Forest Green Rovers on a one-month loan deal. Norwood told Ipswich's club website: "Ipswich is a Premier League club and I want to help them get back to that level. On 13 May 2015, Norwood signed a two-year contract with Tranmere Rovers following his release from Forest Green. Norwood managed just 1 goal from his opening 9 games and was sent off in the first of these for an elbow against Torquay.

[15] He made his debut for the club the next day, playing the entire match against Crawley Town. He put in a really good 20 minutes and he showed some real touches of know-how, there's a bright future for him. His form over the course of his first month at Portman Road earned him the PFA Fans' League One Player of the Month award for August. [55] He earned his second cap for the England C squad against the Latvia under 23's national side on 10 September 2013 in Jelgava, suffering a 1–0 defeat. [4], He made his England C team debut on 4 June 2013, coming on as a half time substitute and scoring a hat-trick against Bermuda at the Bermuda National Stadium. "I had three or four Championship clubs make offers but I spoke with Paul Lambert and he told me how he saw me fit into his team. The striker revealed that he had chosen Ipswich over "three or four" Championship sides who had made approaches for him so far in the summer transfer window. James Norwood celebrates Tranmere's play-off semi-final victory at Forest Green with Tranmere team-mate Jay Harris. [9] His move was helped with funding from a branch of the Exeter City Supporters' Trust called the 1931 Fund, which was created with the intention of signing players.