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Norwich City transfer rumours: Rotherham to sign Canaries defender on loan

Sean Raggett in pre-season action against former club Lincoln for the Canaries Picture: James Wilson/Focus Images

Sean Raggett in pre-season action against former club Lincoln for the Canaries Picture: James Wilson/Focus Images

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Norwich City defender Sean Raggett is reportedly close to a loan move to Championship new boys Rotherham United.

Former Wroxham and Diss forward Paul Warne led the Millers to promotion from League One at the first attempt and had previously been linked with loan interest in Raggett and City midfielder Ben Godfrey.

HITC Sport report the temporary switch for 25-year-old Raggett is set to go through, having failed to convince Canaries head coach Daniel Farke that he is ready to becoming a regular at Carrow Road.

Signed from Lincoln last summer before being loaned back to the League Two club last season, Raggett returned to City in January but only made two brief substitute appearances during the second half of the season.

He was given chances during the early stages of pre-season – with Warne watching him play the opening hour of a 2-1 win at King’s Lynn – and scored a calamitous own goal during a 3-0 win at Lincoln but was an unused substitute for the last two games.

He is under contract until 2020, with the option of a further year, and looks set to have an opportunity to learn the Championship ropes with the Millers – with the former Dover defender’s previous experience not extending beyond League Two.

He did help Lincoln become the first non-league side to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in over 100 years during 2016-17 though, heading home the winner against Burnley in the fifth round.

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