The best images from Norwich City’s victory over QPR and lap of appreciation at Carrow Road

The home fans show their support for John Ruddy of Norwich in his last ever game for the club before

The home fans show their support for John Ruddy of Norwich in his last ever game for the club before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The off-season begins with a warm glow for Norwich City supporters this morning, even if the Canaries are facing up to another season outside the Premier League.

Nelson Oliveira was signed by Norwich City during Alex Neil's tenure. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus

Nelson Oliveira was signed by Norwich City during Alex Neil's tenure. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Interim head coach Alan Irvine's time in charge came to an end with a 4-0 thumping of QPR at Carrow Road yesterday, on an emotionally charged day.

While there was little to play for, City finishing eighth thanks to the three points, supporters were able to give outgoing keeper John Ruddy a fine send-off and celebrate Wes Hoolahan winning the player of the season award for the first time.

Hoolahan also scored twice and teed up Alex Pritchard and Josh Murphy for the other two goals on an entertaining afternoon.

Attentions now turn to the club's imminent appointment of a new head coach, expected by the end of the month, as sporting director Stuart Webber continues implementing change.

Josh Murphy of Norwich is fouled by Nedum Onuoha of Queens Park Rangers during the Sky Bet Champions

Josh Murphy of Norwich is fouled by Nedum Onuoha of Queens Park Rangers during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd


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With Ruddy and six other senior players, including Ryan Bennett and Sebastien Bassong, already told their contracts will not be renewed – a busy summer awaits.

But while we wait for the club's new look to take shape, here's an opportunity to soak up a positive final match of roller-coaster campaign.

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Wes Hoolahan of Norwich and Sean Goss of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Sky Bet Championsh

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich and Sean Goss of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Josh Murphy of Norwich appeals to Referee Tim Robinson during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carr

Josh Murphy of Norwich appeals to Referee Tim Robinson during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich with his Player Of The Season trophy before the Sky Bet Championship match a

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich with his Player Of The Season trophy before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Ivo Pinto of Norwich and Jack Robinson of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Sky Bet Champions

Ivo Pinto of Norwich and Jack Robinson of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road,

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Josh Murphy of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match a

Josh Murphy of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring City's fourth goal against QPR alongside James Maddison. Picture: Pa

Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring City's fourth goal against QPR alongside James Maddison. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Josh Murphy of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match a

Josh Murphy of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Queens Park Rangers Manager Ian Holloway during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwi

Queens Park Rangers Manager Ian Holloway during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City Sporting Director Stuart Webber during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, N

Norwich City Sporting Director Stuart Webber during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alan Irvine will hold talks on joining Daniel Farke's backroom team after a holiday.
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Alan Irvine will hold talks on joining Daniel Farke's backroom team after a holiday. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich and Massimo Luongo of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Sky Bet Champ

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich and Massimo Luongo of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Michael Doughty of Queens Park Rangers slips his free kick under the Norwich wall during the Sky Bet

Michael Doughty of Queens Park Rangers slips his free kick under the Norwich wall during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Pritchard of Norwich and James Perch of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Sky Bet Champi

Alex Pritchard of Norwich and James Perch of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

John Ruddy goes down the tunnel for the final time as a Norwich City player. Picture: Paul Chesterto

John Ruddy goes down the tunnel for the final time as a Norwich City player. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich on the pitch at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, No

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich on the pitch at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Jonny Howson of Norwich and Ryan Bennett of Norwich on the pitch at the end of the Sky Bet Champions

Jonny Howson of Norwich and Ryan Bennett of Norwich on the pitch at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

John Ruddy got the perfect send off against QPR.
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

John Ruddy got the perfect send off against QPR. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich scores his sides 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Ro

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich scores his sides 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Queens Park Rangers Manager Ian Holloway messes around with a photographers huge telephoto lens befo

Queens Park Rangers Manager Ian Holloway messes around with a photographers huge telephoto lens before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Pritchard of Norwich receives his player of the month award before the Sky Bet Championship mat

Alex Pritchard of Norwich receives his player of the month award before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

John Ruddy of Norwich says farewell to the Carrow Road faithful at the end of the Sky Bet Championsh

John Ruddy of Norwich says farewell to the Carrow Road faithful at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich scores his sides 4th goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Ro

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich scores his sides 4th goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

John Ruddy has been touted with the MLS.
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

John Ruddy has been touted with the MLS. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring his second goal of the game against QPR with Cameron Jerome, the man

Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring his second goal of the game against QPR with Cameron Jerome, the man who made it. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

John Ruddy led his family out and Norwich City on his 243rd and final appearance for the club.
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John Ruddy led his family out and Norwich City on his 243rd and final appearance for the club. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Josh Murphy of Norwich scores his sides 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Roa

Josh Murphy of Norwich scores his sides 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

In his last ever match for the club John Ruddy of Norwich makes a great save from a shot by Pawel Ws

In his last ever match for the club John Ruddy of Norwich makes a great save from a shot by Pawel Wszolek of Queens Park Rangers during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich scores his sides 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Ro

Wes Hoolahan of Norwich scores his sides 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/05/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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