Norwich release defender Briggs

Norwich have released out-of-favour defender Keith Briggs almost two years before his contract was due to end.

Norwich have released out-of-favour defender Keith Briggs almost two years before his contract was due to end.

The club arranged to terminate his deal early after it became obvious that Briggs had little chance of breaking into the first team this season.

A £65,000 buy from Stockport County in January 2003, right-back Briggs made five appearances for Norwich but has found the likes of Marc Edworthy and Steen Nedergaard ahead of him in the pecking order.

The arrival of experienced Danish international Thomas Helveg this summer pushed Brigg further out of contention and boss Nigel Worthington felt the 22-year-old had no Carrow Road future.

After Briggs agreed to leave now, rather than upon the expiry of his contract in June 2006, Worthington told www.canaries.co.uk: “We feel the time has come now for Keith to move on and get some first-team football and we wish him all the best in whatever direction his career takes him.”

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