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Lewis Grabban suspended by Norwich after going AWOL before Rotherham match

Published 27/08/2015 | 18:19

Norwich have confirmed that striker Lewis Grabban has been suspended by the club
Norwich have confirmed that striker Lewis Grabban has been suspended by the club

Norwich boss Alex Neil confirmed striker Lewis Grabban has been suspended by the club until next Tuesday after leaving the team hotel without permission.

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Grabban - who has been the subject of three rejected bids from Bournemouth - walked out prior to the midweek Capital One Cup win over Rotherham.

The 27-year-old will not be involved in the Canaries' Barclays Premier League trip to Southampton on Sunday, and his future beyond next week remains unclear.

Neil told a press conference: "Lewis Grabban is at the moment suspended until Tuesday. It is an ongoing matter and we are investigating the fact he left the hotel without permission.

"The fact is Lewis has been a silly boy and he decided to do what he's done and he'll face the consequences of that."

Grabban reportedly left the New York Stadium on Tuesday after being told by Neil that he would start on the bench.

The player appears to have been unsettled by the Cherries' interest but Neil insisted the Canaries would decide whether or not he is allowed to leave the club.

Neil added: "The bottom line is anything that happens at Norwich is not within anybody's power apart from mine and the owners of the club.

"That's the bottom line and that will remain the case, so we are in total control and we will dictate what happens between now and the end of the window."

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