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Hughton expects Hoolahan to 'knuckle down' after failing to get a move

The Norwich boss believes the wantaway Irish international will act professionally and get on with it.

Hoolahan has been out of favour at Norwich this season.
Hoolahan has been out of favour at Norwich this season.
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IRELAND MIDFIELDER WES Hoolahan will put the disappointment of the January transfer window behind him and “knuckle down”, according to Norwich City boss Chris Hughton.

31-year-old Hoolahan was the subject of three bids by Aston Villa and another from West Brom on Deadline Day but failed to seal a move away from the Canaries — despite handing in a transfer request.

The Dubliner hasn’t appeared for Norwich since New Year’s Day but Hughton expects him to act in a professional manner and get on with the job.

“He’s a good player. There’s no doubt about that. We know what Wes brings us,” Hughton told the BBC.

I would very much expect him to knuckle down. He’s a good professional and a line has been drawn under it.”

“The transfer deadline has gone and at this moment he is still very much a Norwich City player. What he wants to do most is train well, play games and be involved and that doesn’t change.”

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