Norwich latest news: £13.5m Farke outcast can turn Canaries' fortunes around

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Handing Billy Gilmour an extended run in the starting line-up could turn Norwich City’s fortunes around, according to journalist Stuart Hodge.

The Canaries remain rooted to the foot of the Premier League table and saw their winless start to the domestic campaign continue thanks to a 2-1 defeat to Leeds United at the weekend.

What’s the latest news involving Gilmour?

Norwich sealed their second Championship title win in three seasons and head coach Daniel Farke looked to bolster his squad during the summer transfer window.

Among those to join the club was Gilmour, who has made the season-long loan switch from Chelsea.

The 20-year-old admitted he headed to Carrow Road due to wanting to enjoy more first team opportunities in the Premier League.

However, he has been restricted to just four top flight appearances since the move and not enjoyed any game-time for more than a month.

That has led to reports that Chelsea could look to recall the Scotland international, who has won eight caps for his country, in January.

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What has Stuart Hodge said about Gilmour’s situation?

Hodge believes Norwich boss Farke should reinstate Gilmour to his starting line-up in a bid to discover an upturn in form.

Farke opted to select Kenny McLean alongside Mathias Normann in the heart of the Canaries’ midfield for the narrow loss to Leeds last time out.

But Hodge has called for Gilmour to replace McLean at Brentford this weekend.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Billy Gilmour is another one that just needs a few things to go right for him.

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“If you can get a partnership between him and Normann working in the middle of the park, I think that could be really positive for Norwich City.

“As much as I like Kenny McLean, that would be my first choice partnership.”

Why could Gilmour make the difference for Norwich?

Norwich’s last Premier League win came all the way back in February 2020, so it is clear something needs to change if the Canaries want to stave off an immediate return to the Championship.

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The likes of Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira, Frank Lampard and Sir Alex Ferguson had already praised Gilmour before his move to Carrow Road, so he is widely regarded as a talented midfielder.

He is highly thought of at his parent club as well, with him racking up 22 appearances since making his senior debut for Chelsea two years ago.

Gilmour, who is valued at £13.5million by Transfermarkt, was also involved in close to 80 encounters for the Champions League holders’ under-18, under-19 and under-23 sides as he attempted to make the grade at Stamford Bridge.

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