The transfer window opens, and out jumps Chadwick

Last updated : 01 January 2009 By Rick Lamb
Glenn Roeder's crucial transfer dealings in the January window began with the release of winger Luke Chadwick following an injury-blighted two-year spell at Norwich.

Chadwick, 28, was signed by Peter Grant from Stoke in November 2006, initially on loan but made permanent for around £200,000. He managed only 18 appearances in a yellow shirt despite a promising debut in which he scored against Ipswich.

The ensuing knee injury which prematurely ended his first appearance was to prove more prophetic than the goal, however, and he has been usurped in the wide positions by Lee Croft, Wes Hoolahan and David Bell, with Roeder allowing the ex-Manchester United man on loan to Roberto Di Matteo's MK Dons in October.

Despite another injury ending his loan spell, Di Matteo has seen enough to make the capture permanent. I'm sure Norwich fans will regretfully wish him the best of luck in getting his career back on track at Stadium MK.