Town may face new signings

NORWICH City could have three new signings in their line-up for Sunday's big East Anglian derby against Ipswich Town at Carrow Road as manager Nigel Worthington splashed out some of the £7.

NORWICH City could have three new signings in their line-up for Sunday's big East Anglian derby against Ipswich Town at Carrow Road as manager Nigel Worthington splashed out some of the £7.5m Dean Ashton transfer fee on transfer deadline day.

Fulham's Pakistan international defender Zesh Rehman joined Charlton striker Jonatan Johansson in the Canaries ranks - and they are set to be joined by West Brom's Welsh international mis-fit Robert Earnshaw.

The Baggies last night accepted a £3.5million bid for want-away Earnshaw, who travelled to meet up with the Canaries prior to their Championship match at Reading last night.

City had already agreed personal terms with Earnshaw and the transfer was expected to be completed once the player had passed a late-night medical and the relevant paperwork had been processed before the midnight deadline.


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Norwich's package deal matches the total fee the Baggies paid Cardiff for Earnshaw's services 18 months ago.

Rehman's arrival at Carrow Road will give Worthington cover in two areas, midfield and defence.

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The 22-year-old will add to the few central defensive options for the manager, who currently has just Jason Shackell as preferred back-up to Craig Fleming and Gary Doherty.

“Zesh can play at centre-half and central midfield - that's where he's played most of his games for Fulham - but he can also play at right-back,” said Worthington.

Rehman's arrival came 24 hours after the Canaries announced that agreement had been reached with Charlton over their out-of-favour striker Johansson, who was wanted by Ipswich before they signed Alan Lee from Cardiff City.

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