'Gutted to see the gaffer go' - Norwood on Cook sacking

Paul Cook has given James Norwood the Ipswich Town captaincy for the last two games

Striker James Norwood says he's 'gutted' by the sacking of Ipswich Town boss Paul Cook - Credit: Pagepix/ITFC

Out-of-favour Ipswich Town striker James Norwood has had his say on tonight's sacking of manager Paul Cook - tweeting that he's 'gutted' by the news.

The Town star is understood to have been transfer-listed by the Blues and relegated to train with the under 23 side - but tweeting tonight he said he has a 'great relationship' with Cook, who departs the Blues after 44 games.

He wrote: "Gutted to see the gaffer go. We have a great relationship on and off the field. He was up against it for a multitude of reasons this season and I genuinely wish him the best in the future."

Norwood added: "For anyone thinking this isn’t genuine, you’re wrong. Me and the gaffer spoke every day and we had no issues whatsoever and never had a fallout.

"He's a top man and we got on very well and had a laugh. Like I said, his hands were tied."

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