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Norwich City sign former Accies keeper Michael McGovern

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Norwich City have signed former Hamilton Accies keeper Michael McGovern on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old has agreed a three-year deal with the Carrow Road side having helped Northern Ireland to the last 16 of the EURO 2016 finals.

McGovern’s contract at New Douglas Park expired at the end of last season and now links up with Alex Neil, who managed the Accies from 2013 to 2015.

Speaking to the official Norwich City website, McGovern said: “I had some interest from elsewhere, but I’m really looking forward to working with him again now at Norwich.

“It’s nice to join a club where I’ll have some familiar faces around me. I’m aiming to get into the team, but I know I’m up against some top-class goalkeepers. It’s going to be intense competition, although it’s a challenge I’ll relish.”

Norwich City manager Alex Neil added: “Michael is a player that I’ve worked with before, so I know all about his qualities and his character.

“He’s a fantastic professional, and he showed he’s capable of playing at the top level with his performances for Northern Ireland at the Euros. He will come in and offer great competition to our current goalkeepers.”

McGovern started his career with Celtic as a youth player, but after failing to break into the first team, he spent time at Stranraer, Dundee United, Falkirk and Ross County before making the move to Accies.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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