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West Ham's Bellamy: Norwich poached me from Bristol Rovers

West Ham striker Craig Bellamy admits he was "poached" by Norwich City out of Bristol Rovers' youth system.

The Hammers face Rovers in the Carling Cup this week and Bellamy revealed: "I would love to be involved, if I'm honest.

"Rovers are the first club I was ever with. I was in their kind of School of Excellence at the age of nine when my local club Cardiff didn't have much for youngsters and I had to cross the bridge.

"Their fans today won't know this but I was there for about two years - before Jamie Cureton and then me were both poached by Norwich."

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