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Gallery: Wes Hoolahan’s eventful decade as a Norwich City icon

PUBLISHED: 15:10 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:34 23 April 2018

Wes Hoolahan makes his final Norwich City appearance on Saturday. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Wes Hoolahan makes his final Norwich City appearance on Saturday. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Three promotions, three relegations, nine derby days, 351 appearances and 53 goals – Wes Hoolahan has seen it all during his 10 seasons at Norwich City.

Wes Hoolahan celebrates giving Norwich City the lead against Ipswich Town in the Championship playoff semi-final at Carrow Road in 2015. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesWes Hoolahan celebrates giving Norwich City the lead against Ipswich Town in the Championship playoff semi-final at Carrow Road in 2015. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

As the Canaries confirm that the Irishman will not be getting a new contract this summer, ahead of his 36th birthday, supporters are preparing for Hoolahan’s final game in yellow and green.

Having played a bit-part role under Daniel Farke this season it was news that was expected but with confirmation that Saturday’s game against Leeds will be his farewell appearance, we’ve decided to dig out some of our favourite photos of ‘Wessi’.

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Hoolahan will move level with Daryl Sutch in 16th place in the club’s all-time appearances list when he plays on Saturday and would move clear of Hugh Curran into 20th in the goal list if he finds the back of the net.

The early days, at a Carrow Road open day alongside Sammy Clingan, left, and Gary Doherty ahead of the 2008-09 season. Picture: ArchantThe early days, at a Carrow Road open day alongside Sammy Clingan, left, and Gary Doherty ahead of the 2008-09 season. Picture: Archant

The former Republic of Ireland international was signed by Glenn Roeder for around £250,000 from Blackpool back in 2008 and will return for a testimonial game in the future.

• Scroll down to see more of our favourite photos

'Wessi' lifts the play-off trophy at Wembley in May 2015. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images'Wessi' lifts the play-off trophy at Wembley in May 2015. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Grant Holt and Hoolahan share a joke at Leicester in March 2011. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesGrant Holt and Hoolahan share a joke at Leicester in March 2011. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Henri Lansbury lifts Wes in celebration after scoring in a 2-2 draw at Leeds in February 2011. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesHenri Lansbury lifts Wes in celebration after scoring in a 2-2 draw at Leeds in February 2011. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The Irishman scored City's first goal on their return to the top flight, during a 1-1 draw at Wigan, in August 2011. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesThe Irishman scored City's first goal on their return to the top flight, during a 1-1 draw at Wigan, in August 2011. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Celebrating a St Patrick's Day goal with Kei Kamara during a 1-1 draw at Sunderland in 2013. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesCelebrating a St Patrick's Day goal with Kei Kamara during a 1-1 draw at Sunderland in 2013. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

A relieved Wes after following up a missed penalty against Leicester in the FA Cup in 2012. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdA relieved Wes after following up a missed penalty against Leicester in the FA Cup in 2012. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Helping to launch City's kit ahead of the 2010-11 season with, from left, Oli Johnson, Delia Smith, Russell Martin and Grant Holt. Photo: Denise BradleyHelping to launch City's kit ahead of the 2010-11 season with, from left, Oli Johnson, Delia Smith, Russell Martin and Grant Holt. Photo: Denise Bradley

Chris Martin congratulates Wes Hoolahan on a goal against Bristol Rovers
. Photo: Bill SmithChris Martin congratulates Wes Hoolahan on a goal against Bristol Rovers . Photo: Bill Smith

Pulling back a first goal during a 2-2 home draw with Charlton in League One in September 2009. Picture Adrian JuddPulling back a first goal during a 2-2 home draw with Charlton in League One in September 2009. Picture Adrian Judd

Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring City's third goal in the remarkable 5-4 home defeat by Liverpool in January, 2016. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdWes Hoolahan celebrates scoring City's third goal in the remarkable 5-4 home defeat by Liverpool in January, 2016. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wes Hoolahan tangles with Wayne Rooney during a Premier League match at Old Trafford in December, 2015. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdWes Hoolahan tangles with Wayne Rooney during a Premier League match at Old Trafford in December, 2015. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd


Scoring from the spot at Bristol City in October 2010. Picture: by Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesScoring from the spot at Bristol City in October 2010. Picture: by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Tackling Jon Walters on his first taste of derby day in 2008, a 2-0 win for City. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA WireTackling Jon Walters on his first taste of derby day in 2008, a 2-0 win for City. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

On the way to play-off success over Ipswich in 2015. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesOn the way to play-off success over Ipswich in 2015. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Play-off penalty joy against Ipswich. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesPlay-off penalty joy against Ipswich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Hoolahan in FA Cup action against Burnley in 2012. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesHoolahan in FA Cup action against Burnley in 2012. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Celebrating victory at Old Trafford with Russell Martin in 2015. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesCelebrating victory at Old Trafford with Russell Martin in 2015. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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