Norwich boss Hughton: Barnett can leave

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton admits defender Leon Barnett is free to leave.

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton admits defender Leon Barnett is free to leave.

He still has a year remaining on his Carrow Road contract but, after seeing out the 2012/13 campaign on loan at Cardiff City, he has been informed that he is free to find himself another club during the current transfer window.

Hughton said in the Pink Un: "At the moment he is not in my plans. He has shown a desire to play regular football, and of course I can understand that.

"He went out on loan to Cardiff and what he would like to do is go and play somewhere where he is going to start on a regular basis. That is simply the only reason we have not brought Leon out here to America.

"He is a good trainer, he works hard every day and I have no problems on that score, but certainly at this moment he is not one that would be in my plans for the season."

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