Alexander has queue of potential suitors

Norwich's highly rated keeper target Neil Alexander admitted yesterday he is spoilt for choice.City are reportedly in pole position to capture the free agent with Championship rivals Ipswich and Sheffield Wednesday both tracking the former Cardiff shot stopper.

Norwich's highly rated keeper target Neil Alexander admitted yesterday he is spoilt for choice.

City are reportedly in pole position to capture the free agent with Championship rivals Ipswich and Sheffield Wednesday both tracking the former Cardiff shot stopper.

The 28-year-old Edinburgh-born keeper was strongly linked with a hometown return to Hearts over the weekend with Jambos' Scottish international Craig Gordon poised for a £4m Premiership close season switch.

Alexander also revealed he had been contacted by an unnamed Premiership outfit after rejecting a new improved Ninian Park deal.


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"I have had a very positive reaction so far," he said. "There's a lot of opportunity out there and there's been a lot of interest. It's going to be a case of just choosing from which of the clubs are interested. There's a good few clubs in England to be honest and I'm quite happy with the way things are going right now.

"There's a chance I could be playing against Cardiff in the Championship next season and there's a chance I could be in the Premiership. You've got to aim high, as high as you can. I like to think not only over the last two years, but over the last six years, I've done enough to earn myself a good move."

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Alexander thwarted Peter Grant's side with a man-of-the-match display in Cardiff's 1-0 Championship home league win towards the end of last season.

Grant's search for a first choice keeper tops his summer shopping list - Welsh international Danny Coyne has also been linked with a potential Carrow Road move.

England youth international Joe Lewis agreed a new three-year deal last week but serious doubts remain over out of favour keeper Paul Gallacher's future.

Fulham's Tony Warner still has a year left on his existing Premiership contract after returning to Craven Cottage following his season long loan. Alexander insisted staying south of the border remains his preferred option.

"I believe I have quite a good reputation in the English league," he said. "I like to think there will be managers out there who are willing to take me. I would never say never about going back to Scotland but if I had the choice I'd like to stay in England for the next three or four years until I come to the end of my career.

"I like playing in the English leagues, it's an excellent standard and there's quite a bit of interest. I'd like to think I've got quite a good reputation. Over the six years at Cardiff I've done well and established myself in the Scotland set-up."

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