Canaries chief admits tough decision
Paul Lambert said 'it was a difficult decision' not to offer Zak Whitbread and Aaron Wilbraham new contracts to stay on at Norwich.
The Canaries chief decided to let former Millwall man, Whitbread, who has made 48 appearances and scored one goal in an injury-hit two-year spell at Carrow Road, run out his contract which is due to expire at the end of June.
Wilbraham, who joined from MK Dons in January last year and made 28 outings, 19 as substitute, with two goals, will also join him out of the exit door alongside Academy products Matthew Ball, Richard Brindley and Josh Dawkin.
Lambert told the Eastern Daily Press: "I've got nothing but praise for both of the lads, they've been brilliant for the club and it was a difficult decision to make.
"You can't underestimate that they were a big part of what has happened here and people shouldn't forget what they've done and given for this club.
"But that's my job as manager of this football club, sometimes these decisions have to be made and I wish them the best of luck for the future."