Hwang Ui-jo starts after loan spell…aims for debut goal against Plymouth

Hwang Ui-jo has been named in the starting lineup for the first time since joining Norwich City.

Norwich will face Plymouth Argyle at Home Park in Plymouth, England, on Sept. 23 at 11 p.m. ET in the eighth round of the 2023-24 English Football League Championship (Second Division). Norwich is in fifth place with 13 points from seven games with four wins, one draw and two losses. Plymouth is in 19th place.

Norwich start Ui-Jo Hwang alongside Gunn, Stacey, Duffy, Gibson, Giannouris, Sarah, McLean, Lowe, Pasnakt, and Ida. Hwang will be making her first start since joining Norwich.

Hwang’s best season at Bordeaux led him to Nottingham in the summer of 2022. At Bordeaux, Hwang’s double-digit scoring for two consecutive seasons made him a standout. Even in 2021-22, when Bordeaux were at their lowest point, he was still battling up front and scoring in double figures, but the team was relegated. Teams from the French Ligue 1 were after Hwang, but he had his sights set on the Premier League (PL). Nottingham snapped him up.

He was immediately loaned to Olympiakos. At Olympiakos, Hwang failed to impress. He was dropped from the squad and returned to the K League in the winter transfer window with FC Seoul. It was a short-term loan. In June, Hwang’s loan deal with Seoul expired. The Super Match against Suwon Samsung was Hwang’s farewell game.

After improving his form in Seoul, Hwang returned to Nottingham. He did well in pre-season and earned a chance to play. Under Steve Cooper, he played against Notts County, Valencia, Leeds United, PSV Eindhoven, and Stade Rennes. He came off the 먹튀검증 bench, started, and played up front and in the back three, trying to catch Cooper’s eye. His goal against Notts County and the consistent chances he received raised expectations. He was included in the matchday squad for the PL opener, raising expectations.

However, he never made his debut. The arrival of Divock Origi at the end of the transfer window further diminished the space for Hwang Ui-jo, who eventually went on loan to Norwich. Even with Temu Pukki gone, Hwang faces stiff competition from the likes of Josh Sargent, Ashley Barnes, and Jonathan Lowe. Upon returning to Norwich after the A-League, Hwang settled in well, coming on as a substitute against Bae Joon-ho’s Stoke City and finally earning a spot in the starting lineup.