Scottish midfielder Stephen Hughes joined Norwich on 22nd July
2009 from Motherwell on a three year contract.
Hughes started his career with Scottish Premier League club Rangers
and after making his debut aged 16, went on to make 90 appearances
for the Ibrox side. He joined Leicester City in January 2005 for
£100,000 and went on to make 91 league appearances for the
Foxes scoring 7 goals.
Placed on the transfer list by Leicester manager Martin Allen
in June 2007, Hughes attracted bids from both Hearts and Mothewell
and chose the latter, his hometown side, on 31st August 2007.
He went on to make 66 league appearances for Motherwell.
After weeks of speculation linking Hughes with Norwich, Hearts
and Aberdeen, he finally signed for the Canaries on 22nd July
Hughes made his debut,
as substitute, for Norwich in the 4-0 away win over Yeovil on
11 August 2009 in the Carling Cup. He finished the 2009/10 season
with 34 appearances and 3 goals as City won the League One title.
Hughes made his international
debut for Scotland in the 2-0 defeat in Japan on 10th October
In January 2011, Hughes
was linked with a loan move to Scottish sides Aberdeen, Hibs and
Motherwell but was loaned to MK Dons on 10th February 2011 until
13th March 2011
Not included in Paul
Lambert's pre-season plans in the summer of 2011, Hughes was
expected to move on and did so on 31st August 2011 when his contract
was cancelled by mutual consent.
In October 2011, Stephen
was training with Motherwell to keep his fitness levels up. On
16th November 2011, he signed a contract with Motherwell until
3rd January but may win an extended deal if he performs well.
Hughes played four games for Motherwell but was not kept on. Manager
Stuart McCall said the club cannot guarantee
him regular game time. Stephen wants to play every
week and we cant guarantee him that. He was terrific while
he was here his attitude was spot on..He was
linked with a move to Hibs.
On 27th January 2012, he signed a two and a half year deal with
On 13th May 2013, Hughes was told by Aberdeen manager Derek MacInnes
to find a new club (MacInnes had released seven out-of-contract
players). Hughes had a year left on his contract. He was released
from his contract in June 2013. On 2nd July 2013, he was linked
with joining Tommy Wright's St
Johnstone on trial
On 11th October 2013, Hughes finalised terms with East Fife.
In early January 2013, Hughes was reported by the media to be
wanted by Dundee. This became reality on 13th January 2014, with
Hughes signing a contract until the end of the 2013/14 season.
Dundee chief executive Scot Gardiner said: "Stephen's
experience and creativity will be invaluable." Hughes
had played 10 games for East Fife, scoring once.
Hughes returned to East Fife, signing on loan on 25th February
2014 until the end of the 2013/14 season. He was then released