Shrewd deals in the transfer market

PUBLISHED: 14:39 02 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:23 10 September 2010

Clare Williamson, NCISA

The January transfer window is firmly shut now with plenty of comings and goings at Carrow Road.

So far, Glenn Roeder has proved to be shrewd in the transfer market with the signings he made in the early part of his tenure.

The January transfer window is firmly shut now with plenty of comings and goings at Carrow Road.

So far, Glenn Roeder has proved to be shrewd in the transfer market with the signings he made in the early part of his tenure. It remains to be seen how the latest crop of youngsters will perform but if they turn out to be as good as Ched Evans and the promising Ryan Bertrand we should be ok.

Roeder's transfer dealings may not be to everyone's liking as we've only made one permanent signing but I trust him a lot more with the club's money that some previous managers in the Carrow Road hot seat. Roeder and his coaching team have got the team playing again and most of all, the players are playing for the manager and have pride in playing for our club.

It would have been good to have had a couple of permanent signings in but there is no point in paying over inflated prices for players just for the sake of getting them in. The young players that have come in will be quality players and Roeder has a knack of getting the best out of youngsters that want to play and we'll get to see how good one of those Arsenal youngsters are! They will want to come here and impress as they will be hoping to break into their own clubs first teams upon their return.

I, along with every other Norwich fan was hoping we'd sign Martin Taylor but it wasn't to be but hopefully a deal can be struck in the summer.

We can now get to the end of the season with hopefully a mid-table finish, which would be a miracle considering where we were after that fateful Monday night at QPR. It's astonishing to think that in the last few games our away form has been better than our home form, leaving Bury out of that equation.

He can then re-evaluate in the summer and build for next season and I'll stick my head on the block here and say I think we'll finish in the top 6 next year. I won't go mad and say we'll finish top 2 but if Roeder can build on from what he's started then we won't go far wrong.

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