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Adams hopes for Hoolahan stay

Norwich City manager Neil Adams hopes to keep Wes Hoolahan at Carrow Road next season, following their relegation from the Premier League.

The future of the 32-year-old Irishman has been the subject of speculation, and Hoolahan only featured for 22 minutes during Adams' five-game spell in charge at the end of last season.

However, Adams hopes to have Hoolahan in his side for the Canaries' promotion push next season.

"Wes is absolutely a player where everybody knows what I think of him, and it might sound a bit strange given that I didn't really pick him apart from the Fulham game," Adams said.

"I think you've got to look at the teams we're coming up against in the Championship and the challenges we'll be facing next season.

"Wes knows what I think of him. I want to keep him here. I think he's a fantastic player. Similarly, I understand Wes had a bit of frustration around the transfer window time and it was difficult for him.

"Do I want to keep Wes Hoolahan here next season for a Championship challenge? Of course I do. I think he's a fantastic player."