Forgotten former Wolves pair celebrate promotion to the Championship

Will Norris won the Championship title with Wolves. He is a champion with Portsmouth along with Lee Evans. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)Will Norris won the Championship title with Wolves. He is a champion with Portsmouth along with Lee Evans. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Will Norris won the Championship title with Wolves. He is a champion with Portsmouth along with Lee Evans. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Two players that won titles with Wolves did the same with Portsmouth after winning the League One title.

Two former Wolves players were celebrating winning promotion to the championship with Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

The 2023/24 EFL season is approaching its end with just a couple of weeks left. Teams are closer to achieving their goals, and now we know who will be coming up from League One, as well as League Two.

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Portsmouth were crowned champions of the third tier on Tuesday night as they came from behind twice to defeat Barnsley at Fratton Park. Conor Shaughnessy netted with a header a minute from time after Kusini Yengi and Colby Bishop had responded to Devante Cole and John McAtee's efforts.

The Hampshire outfit will take their place in the Championship for the first time in 12 years. The last time they were in it was 2011/12 and then they were relegated to League Two the following season, and having been in League One since 2018, they’re now on their way back.

Two members of the title-winning Portsmouth squad are players that have been involved with Wolves. Lee Evans, who was a member of the Wolves squad that won the title in 2013/14 has repeated that feat. The 29-year-old joined after being released from Ipswich Town and played 79 minutes in the victory.

Evans was a player at Wolves from 2013 to 2017 after joining from Newport County. The four-time Wales international made 67 appearances for the club before departing for Sheffield United.

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Another former Wolverhampton Wanderers man that helped them get promoted is goalkeeper Will Norris. Norris didn't play too many times at Wolves, playing a total of eight games mainly in the cup competitions, but he was the back-up goalkeeper when they won promotion to the Premier League in 2018. The 30-year-old has been at Portsmouth since the summer. Norris has been their first choice goalkeeper, appearing in all 44 of their league matches.

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