Norwich boss reveals one target got away

Michael Bailey Paul Lambert admitted there was one loan deal that got away on emergency deadline day - but is happy with his two pieces of business.The Norwich City manager secured the services of Peterborough defender Russell Martin on Wednesday before yesterday's arrival of Swindon winger Anthony McNamee - and both loan switches could be made permanent in the new year.

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Paul Lambert admitted there was one loan deal that got away on emergency deadline day - but is happy with his two pieces of business.

The Norwich City manager secured the services of Peterborough defender Russell Martin on Wednesday before yesterday's arrival of Swindon winger Anthony McNamee - and both loan switches could be made permanent in the new year.

Speaking at Colney this morning, Lambert said: “We tried to do bring somebody else in and that couldn't happen, but as I said before we needed a little bit of help and hopefully Russell and Anthony will do something for us.”


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Although McNamee will miss tomorrow's long trek to Carlisle for City's FA Cup second round tie at Brunton Park (5.15pm) having played in the first round of the competition for Swindon, right-back Martin is available.

However, Lambert will most likely stick with the same 11 that has started Norwich's last three matches.

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The Canaries did not pick up any fresh knocks from the midweek win over Brighton, but Michael Spillane (hamstring), Matt Gill (calf), Owain Tudur Jones (groin), Declan Rudd (knee), George Francomb and Luke Daley (both thigh) remain out.

The game is kicking off late for the FA to stream live coverage of the game on its website - thefa.com - which will help boost the City coffers by �67,500.

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