As Boro return to action on Saturday (5.30pm) after the international break, we take a look at some players to play for us and Norwich City...
Joining Norwich from boyhood club Leeds United in 2012, Jonny Howson made a shade fewer than 200 appearances for the Canaries. Many were in the Premier League, and the midfielder of course played his part as the club bested Boro in the 2015 Play-Off Final at Wembley. Jonny and Dani Ayala are the two former Norwich men who could feature for Boro tomorrow evening.
On the other side of the divide, Jordan Rhodes is currently on loan at Daniel Farke’s side from Sheffield Wednesday, and has made 36 appearances so far, scoring nine times. James Husband, currently on loan at Fleetwood Town, and Yanic Wildschut, on loan at Bolton, are the other Boro alumni in Norwich’s camp.
A League Cup winner with Boro in 2004, Danny Mills began his career with The Canaries. Norwich-born, he played almost 70 league games for the club before moving on to Charlton Athletic in 1998. He helped The Addicks win promotion to the top flight, playing in the Play-Off final victory over Sunderland, later joining Leeds United in 1999 – the club he would leave to join Boro on loan in 2003.
Kei Kamara made his debut on these shores with Norwich. The Americanised Sierra Leone international moved to Norfolk on loan from Sporting Kansas City in 2013. He scored once, against Everton, in 11 games before joining Boro the following year. Returning to The States after his stint with us, Kamara is now one of only ten players to have scored over a century of MLS goals, having made more than 300 career appearances in the league.
Trevor Putney is among a choice group of players to feature for East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town and Norwich. His pro career began with the Tractor Boys in 1980, moving to Norwich six years and 100 appearances later. He’d notch up a further century of games in the next three years with The Canaries before joining Boro in 1989.