Brighton may borrow a City keeper

Norwich City could be about to offload one of their goalkeepers to League One Brighton.The Seagulls are believed to be interested in taking either Paul Gallacher or Joe Lewis to the Withdean Stadium.

Norwich City could be about to offload one of their goalkeepers to League One Brighton.

The Seagulls are believed to be interested in taking either Paul Gallacher or Joe Lewis to the Withdean Stadium.

Manager Dean Wilkins has recently taken on former Canaries stopper Paul Crichton as a goalkeeping coach and it is believed his connections could pave the way for a move for one of the pair.

Wilkins lost his number two, John Sullivan at the weekend and Crichton ended up as an unused sub for the friendly at Billericay, with first choice Michael Kuipers.


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And it's competition for Kuipers that Wilkins wants - and Crichton's connections in Norfolk could be the answer with the Albion boss picking his brains on the Billericay pitch immediately after the game.

Scotland international Gallacher has fallen down the pecking order at Carrow Road and has been left at home while the Canaries play a two-match mini tour of Holland.

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He was dropped a number of times last season and clearly has a lot of work to do to convince manager Peter Grant that he deserves a place ahead of summer singings David Marshall or Matty Gilks.

Gallacher - who joined City from Dundee United three years ago - has been linked with a move back to Scotland, with Hibs and Glasgow Rangers said to be interested in the 27-year-old.

Lewis is one that Grant is keen to send out in able to give him valuable first team experience. The 19-year-old has made it only as far as a place on the bench at Carrow Road, and was loaned to Stockport at the end of last season.

Both player and manager have made it clear that another loan spell is preferable - although Grant would want guarantees that his young prospect would play regular first team football.

Lewis is clearly earmarked as one for the future - the Broome teenager signed a new three-year deal just two months ago.

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