St Mirren submit bid for Newport star Cameron Norman - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

4th May, 2022 | 12:38pm

Sources: St Mirren submit bid for Newport star Cameron Norman

St Mirren have submitted a bid for Newport County defender Cameron Norman, Football Insider understands.

The right-back, 26, has been a standout performer for the League Two club this season and has been ever-present in the fourth tier.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that St Mirren boss Stephen Robinson is planning ahead for next season and is a big admirer of Norman.

Newport are reluctant to lose the Norwich City youth product but are braced for offers ahead of the window.

Norman has started 44 of the Exiles’ 45 league games thus far this term, scoring once and providing four assists.

The defender is out of contract at Rodney Parade in June 2023.

He joined the Welsh side on a free transfer last summer (2021) after departing Walsall.

Norman has experience at League One level having played in the third tier with the Saddlers and Oxford United.

Despite joining Norwich at the age of 10 and signing a professional deal in 2014, the 6ft 2inch ace failed to make an appearance for the Canaries.

He earned his stripes with spells in the non-league circuit before bouncing back to the EFL with a move to Oxford in 2018.

St Mirren are all but safe from the drop, having pulled out an eight-point advantage on St Johnstone – who currently occupy the Scottish Premiership relegation play-off spot.

Newport County will be playing in League Two again next term after their chances of a play-off finish fell flat in the season’s final weeks.

However, the Exiles could lose their highly-rated boss in the off-season.

Football Insider revealed yesterday (3 May) that QPR have made James Rowberry a contender to fill their managerial vacancy this summer.

In other news, Scottish club plan move for Rangers talent after fresh twist.