Released City academy defender to face Lynn and Lowestoft after signing for Tamworth

Owen Wallis in FA Youth Cup action against Tottenham for Norwich City U18s in 2017 Picture: Andy Kea

Owen Wallis in FA Youth Cup action against Tottenham for Norwich City U18s in 2017 Picture: Andy Kearns/Focus Images - Credit: Andy Kearns/Focus Images Limited

Owen Wallis has signed for Tamworth following his release from Norwich City at the end of last season.

The centre-back was with the Canaries from the age of nine and made 17 appearances for City's under-23s last season, scoring twice, after signing a professional deal last summer.

The 19-year-old has now signed for Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division Central side Tamworth, who play at step three of the non-league pyramid and will face King's Lynn and Lowestoft this season.

'Owen's a good signing for us,' Lambs boss Mike Fowler told Birmingham Live. 'Last year he was Norwich City's under-23s captain and I know their coach, Matt Gill, thought he'd get offered a professional deal.

'We have managed to take him on board and I'm delighted. Owen's only 19 but he's an intelligent player who has got great technical ability.


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'He is someone who can defend smartly. He reads the game well and he's a fantastic passer of the ball, which will be key for us.'

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