Swindon Town winger Anthony McNamee and Peterborough defender Russell Martin both completed permanent moves to Norwich City today after having been on loan at Carrow Road.
Martin, 24 today, has gained rave reviews for his performances at right back, notably in the weekend victory over his former club Wycombe. He previously played under Norwich boss Paul Lambert at Adams Park, and has been involved in successive promotions with Peterborough.
McNamee, 25, played for Watford when they gained promotion to the Premier League in 2006. He moved to Swindon Town two years ago, and joined Norwich on loan this season. He has yet to force his way into Lambert's starting line-up ahead of the likes of Wes Hoolahan, but has shown glimpses of his searing pace as a substitute.
Simon Whaley will also provide competition on the wing for McNamee after returning from a second loan spell, this time at Bradford. Whaley, who was signed by Bryan Gunn from Preston in the summer and impressed in pre season, previously had a spell at Rochdale on loan and faces a battle to convince the Norwich boss of his ability.
Another player who has failed to convince Lambert is Jamie Cureton. The veteran, in his second spell at Carrow Road, has fallen completely out of the first team picture and, firmly in the veteran stage of his career, has been linked with a move to Cheltenham Town.