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20 Jan 2012 10:46:29

Canaries close to Howson capture

Norwich manager Paul Lambert expects midfielder Jonny Howson to sign for the club on Friday.

Howson was undergoing a medical at Norwich and finalising personal terms on Friday morning and Lambert did not foresee any last-minute hitches with the capture of the Leeds captain, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since last month.

Lambert said: "You never quite know until someone signs but I'm pretty sure it's nearly there. We know the extent of the injury and there are no worries about it."

Lambert sees Howson, for whom Norwich have agreed a reported £2million fee, as the perfect addition to bring a midfield goalscoring threat to his team who have surprised many by establishing a place in the top half of the Barclays Premier League table this season.

Lambert said: "He's been brilliant for Leeds and we need a goalscoring midfielder. If everything goes well he'll be great for us. His rehab is going very well and he is not far away (from playing)."


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