David Wagner is weighing up whether Norwich City need to make a late transfer move or two to bolster their Championship promotion bid. 

Wagner insists he is keeping ‘the door open’ although appeared to rule out bringing in a centre back or wide player, after sanctioning loan moves for youngsters Jonathan Tomkinson and Tony Springett earlier this week. 

Wagner plans talks with Stuart Webber and Neil Adams after Saturday’s trip to Coventry, in what is now the final game during this month's transfer window after Birmingham’s scheduled league visit was postponed. 

“It is important to leave all the doors open. If I close them today and then something happens or we get an injury it makes no sense,” he said. “I am still in the routine of assessing this group of players.

"But the truth is also with the Birmingham fixture being postponed, after this weekend, we have two weeks so that affords me the time to speak with our recruitment department, Neil and Stuart and what could be best for us in the future.” 

Wagner insisted Springett’s loan move to Derby, allied to no recalls in season-long switches for either Christos Tzolis or Milot Rashica, does not leave him short in wide areas. 

While Jacob Sorensen’s return to fitness would appear to be a factor in centre back Tomkinson heading to Stevenage. 

“Do we have enough cover in the centre back positions? I think we have. This is why we made the decision for Jonathan to out,” he said. “It is great to go and get some game time, maybe experience a promotion, which is always good for a ng player.

"We have covered this position pretty well, and I have said before I know we have enough in the academy that can help us out in training or even if we need them for more.  

“With Lunghi, I am so happy that he has followed our training regime, more or less every single session, and he has his first 15 minutes under his belt, which is huge after being out for five months. He needs further time and this is what we will try to deliver.


"I am 100pc he will be a big player for us this season and in the future because he is such an intelligent player who can cover different positions. A good character as well. Everything he has shown excites me a lot. 

"The same with Tony. There was the option for a loan, and he was keen on the loan. That is very key for me. It makes no sense to push them in a direction they don’t want to go. I believe we are covered in this position.  

“Hopefully he gets his minutes in a Derby team playing in front of a lot of home supporters, wins promotion, and he comes back with more experience. Then we assess it in the summer what is best if he can get the shirt.” 

Todd Cantwell’s move to Rangers appears to be on track, with reports in Scotland on Thursday afternoon the clubs have agreed a fee and the move is now subject to a medical. 

Wagner would only confirm at Colney Cantwell is edging closer to the exit. 

“If nothing is finally agreed it makes no sense for me to add to speculation,” he said. “Regarding Todd, we gave him the time to sort his future. It is not sorted, so far, but everything that I hear suggests it is on a good way.  

“While the transfer window is open there will be speculation around players coming and going from this club. So let’s keep this short, to discuss any individual makes no sense.”