Your Norwich City starting XI for the 2016/17 season

Alex Neil and Wes Hoolahan during pre-season training last year, but who would you have lining up fo

Alex Neil and Wes Hoolahan during pre-season training last year, but who would you have lining up for the Norwich City manager in August? Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

We gave Norwich City fans a challenge: name the team you want to see start the first game of the new Championship season.

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The guidelines were reasonably simple: you must keep six of the current squad and add five new signings.

There was no budget: the request was simply for common sense to be used.

Perhaps the headline signing was Bradley Johnson, who, having helped City back into the Premier League last summer, stayed in the Championship, having joined Derby County.

Fans voted to sign a new keeper – the choice being Southend's Daniel Bentley.

Brighton centre-half Lewis Dunk was the choice to partner Timm Klose in the heart of the defence, with Alex Pritchard coming in from Tottenham to take a place in midfield, with Fulham's Ross McCormack up front.

City's longest-serving player Wes Hoolahan starts on day one, but there is no place for flying winger Nathan Redmond, current skipper Russell Martin, popular midfielder Alex Tettey and misfiring striker Cameron Jerome.

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