17 year old Scottish midfielder Reece McAlear signed for Norwich from Motherwell on 26th July 2019. He made his debut for Motherwell's Under-20s when he was just 15. He is also a Scotland youth international (having been capped at Under-16 and Under-17 levels at the time of his signing).
McAlear was on the bench for Norwich in the Carabao (League) Cup first round clash at Luton on 5th September 2020 which Norwich lost 3-1. The Canaries had 15 first teamers missing due to international call-ups with a further two injured. However he was not utilised. He made his first team debut on 28th November 2020 in a 1-1 home draw with Coventry with Norwich fielding five Academy players on the bench due to a horrendous injury crisis; which worsened when Max Aarons was injured at the end of the game but which saw McAlear make his debut.