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Norwich fans hijack player of the year vote

Updated: Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 15:37 | Comments

Carlos Nash in action for Norwich in a pre-season friendly
Carlos Nash in action for Norwich in a pre-season friendly

Disgruntled Norwich City fans have given a resounding thumbs down to their side's disappointing Premier League campaign by voting for reserve keeper Carlo Nash, who did not play for the for the club this season, as their Player of the Season.

Over 1,000 fans have already voted on Norwich City's Facebook page with 40-year-old Nash, who joined the club from Stoke City last year, the front runner for the award.

Other fans have used the hashtag "#NCFCPOTS" to vote for Nash on Twitter.

Separately, fans voting for their player of the season on the website of local publication the Eastern Daily Press, which stipulates players must have made 10 appearances or more, also appear to be voting ironically, with misfiring Dutch striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel receiving over 40% of over 1,000 votes so far.

Van Wolfswinkel, signed from Portugal's Sporting last year for around £8m according to British media, scored on his Premier League debut in August but has failed to find the net since.

Norwich are 18th and in the relegation zone, behind Sunderland on goal difference with two matches to play and their chances of beating the drop appear difficult with final games against Chelsea and Arsenal.

The club sacked manager Chris Hughton earlier this month and put youth team coach Neil Adams in charge for the remainder of the season.

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