Sebastien Bassong may feature for Norwich City’s second-string during friendly at King’s Lynn Town

Norwich City defender Seb Bassong was on development duty at Boston United on Saturday. Picture: Denise Bradley Norwich City defender Seb Bassong was on development duty at Boston United on Saturday. Picture: Denise Bradley

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
9:15 AM

Sebastien Bassong could grace The Walks this evening as he tries to resurrect his Norwich City career.

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The Canaries’ Under-21 squad head to King’s Lynn Town for their second friendly in three days and Bassong could once again be the star turn at a non-league ground after falling out of favour at Carrow Road (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Cameroon international played 60 minutes for the club’s development set-up in a 3-1 defeat at Boston United on Saturday instead of joining the senior side for their friendly at Dereham Town. So it’s possible that the centre-back could feature against the Linnets while his more illustrious team-mates take on Braintree Town.

Lynn boss Gary Setchell said: “It would be great to see a former Premier League footballer down at The Walks doing his thing. Bassong played at Boston in what was a strong Norwich side. So it’ll be a really good test for us. I expect them to have a lot of possession, a good shape, and it’s going to be a really good workout for us – it’ll probably be our best training session of the summer.”

Bassong, 28, made 30 appearances at English football’s highest level last term – none of which came during Neil Adams’ time in charge at the back end of a campaign which saw City relegated to the Championship. However, this summer the ex-Newcastle and Tottenham defender has found himself training with his outfit’s development squad.

Lynn will be without former Norwich player David Bell, Jason Lee and George Thomson, on trial at Chester. But striker Michael Frew is set to feature for the first time this summer after missing Lynn’s opening two friendlies.

12 comments

  • He did OK tonight at Lynn but so he should! I also got to see Bacchio on the pitch for an hour. Not many can say that!

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Btw; Neil has bought Bass a water pistol to keep him out of trouble. He`s not ready for paint-balling just yet. Infantile.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • What are you trying to say, Matt? Spit it out, man! By gum.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • It was Matt that made me do it miss.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Ops, I've been sent to naughty room again.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Ifs, coulds and shoulds butter no parsnips. Having his skill and not using it is disgraceful, he's paid more in a week than many people earn in a year.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • If we could 100% get the Bassong we had prior to him being appointed captain Id be totally against him leaving. Sadly seems 50\50 which one we will get. If we'd had the solid, rock of bassong we had the previous season, I doubt highly we'd be facing a season in the championship right now.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • As i've said many times I wont disagree he was poor last season (but wasn't everyone???) What im trying to say is it was only a year earlier he got player of the season and virtually everyone agreed we couldnt win without him in the line up. That first half the season under hughton we only looked like scoring from corners and free kicks and Bassong was a huge threat. At the same time he was a rock at the back (hence the rock of bassong nick name)...then he got injured and we went on that streak without a win. Im not saying he should be captain, starting, whatever....but I when its clear what a player can achieve I refuse to get on his back to erase my memory beyond last season. Obviously if his attitude stinks away from what us fans can see then fair enough. Ive picked up on a few things Adams keeps saying (during the Martin captain speech especially) and it strikes me that Adams (and likely Holt) are more interested in hardworking model pro's. Bassongs off field antics like posing with a weapon and getting pulled over by police with a police weapon in his vehicle isn;t really model pro like. If he stays im happy with that, if he goes im happy, I just dont like trashing a player who clearly can be very good.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Players who were Hughton`s favourites basically did what they liked. Robert huffed, puffed and ran, crab-like, into blind alleys. The ethereal Winkel wasted a shirt number. Redmond kept Row Z well supplied, but not the `strikers`. Between injuries, Tettey and Fer tried when they felt in the mood. Bassong looked totally disinterested much of the time. As for the loan players... Sicknote, Sicknote & Sequestrum. I just hope something positive and focused is happening behind the scenes.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Mattias - fan, honestly? He was farcical last year. Get rid of the baffoon.

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    JimBob

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • While im a fan of Bassong, dont start calling him a international now archie as hes not represented his country in a heck of a long time.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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