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George Francomb

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Norwich Career: 2008-13 (Academy / Professional) (5 appearances)
Current Club: AFC Wimbledon
Date of Birth:  
Nationality: English

Biography

Defender George Francomb joined Norwich City's academy as a full-time scholar in the summer of 2008. He comes from Hornchurch and has played junior football in Essex as well as spending time at Tottenham

Francomb made his Norwich debut in the 1-0 Johnstone's Paints Trophy clash at Gillingham on 6th October 2009, starting at right-back. He then retained his place for the 1-0 league win at Carlisle on 10th October 2009 and the following game against Swindon in which he was injured.

George was offered his first professional contract with the Canaries at the end of March 2010 , and signed it on 1st July 2010

He has only played once for the first team, on August 24th 2010 in the 3-1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers in the second round of the Carling Cup.

George was loaned to League Two side Barnet on 7th October 2010 for a month. This was extended until early December. Returning to Norwich in January 2010, he had made 15 appearances for the Underhill side. Barnet manager Paul Fairclough acknowledged: “We’d have him tomorrow if he was going to be allowed to come out on loan again. From my perspective, having just come in, he is certainly the type of player I like because he’s a passing full-back, he wants to play, wants to get the ball down, wants to join in with the play, and I’ve enjoyed him being here. I would have liked the opportunity to work a little bit longer with him, but I do understand why he has been brought back and we’d just like to thank Paul Lambert and the Norwich staff for allowing him to come out. It was very good of them and he’s been a real ambassador for the club.

On 12th January 2012, Francomb joined Scottish side Hibs on loan until the end of the 2011/12 season to get some regular first team football at Easter Road to continue his development. Teammates include former youth team colleague David Stephens.

Francomb played in Norwich's Capital One Cup victory over Scunthorpe on 28th August 2012 before joining AFC Wimbledon on 31st August 2012 on a month's loan. He made his debut the following day against Dagenham & Redbridge which finished 2-2.

He returned to Norwich at the end of November 2012 having made 16 appearances for Wimbledon.

Francomb was told by Norwich on 20th May 2013 that they would not be renewing his contract at the end of June 2013. He had made 5 appearances for City.

Francomb rejoined AFC Wimbledon on 26th June 2013

A knee injury ruled him out of Wimbledon's play-off win over Plymouth on 30th May 2016 which saw them promoted to League One. However he signed a new contract the following day.


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