Norwich City have marked club legend Wes Hoolahan’s final game for the club with a series of emotional send-off videos.
It has already been confirmed that the former Ireland international will depart the Championship side at the end of the season – with Saturday’s clash with Leeds United at Carrow Road set to be his last-ever game after a decade with the Canaries.
To mark the occasion, Norwich have enlisted the help of former teammates and managers to say a few words and share their memories of playing with the 35-year-old. The likes of Cameron Jerome, John Ruddy, Bradley Johnson and Paul Lambert all paid tribute to the playmaker – with the majority labelling Hoolahan as one of the best players they have ever played alongside.
His current (soon to be former) teammates also made their own video to mark the former Shelbourne midfielder’s departure, and the above sentiments were echoed as the Canaries prepared to say goodbye to a club legend:
The match itself was never going to pass without an emotional tribute – and the Norwich and Leeds players provided exactly that by giving Hoolahan a guard of honour as he made his way out onto the Carrow Road pitch for the final time as a Norwich player.
It seemed only fitting that Hoolahan would mark his final game for the club with a goal, and that duly came on the stroke of half time when his deflected shot from distance found the back of the net.
Wes. Of course. pic.twitter.com/2RsA749KyU
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) April 28, 2018
With over 350 Norwich appearances to his name, Hoolahan looks set to bow out of the club in style, in what has been a fitting end for a club legend.
In terms of next season, Hoolahan is widely expected to stay in England, with another Championship club his likely next destination.