Simon Lappin, the fondly nicknamed King of Spain during his time at Norwich City, has agreed to join Wroxham FC as a player coach for the new season. Scottish under 21 international Simon began his career with St Mirren before moving to Norwich City in 2007. He played over a 100 games for the Canaries playing a key role in the championship winning side in 2010 and the Premier League. He had short loan spells at Motherwell and Cardiff City before moving to Cardiff permanently in 2013. He had a loan spell with Sheffield United, before playing for St Johnstone from 2014 to 2016. Lappin played for National League club York City from 2016 to 2017 and last time out at Kings Lynn Town. He was capped 10 times by the Scotland national under-21 team.
He joins Jordan Southgate and Adam Drury on the senior coaching staff. Southgate was delighted at his new signing “Laps will give us those high standards on the pitch and bring his experience to develop our young squad during games and beyond. He’s delighted to be part of the set up here and we’re all looking forward to working together. He’s already made a big impact at pre season and is very demanding of all of the players. We may need to get a translator in as well!