Roeder signs young striker

Glenn Roeder completed his fourth loan signing since taking over the reins at Carrow Road when he snapped up in-form Manchester City striker Ched Evans.

Glenn Roeder completed his fourth loan signing since taking over the reins at Carrow Road when he snapped up in-form Manchester City striker Ched Evans.

The Canaries boss acquired the services of the 18-year-old frontman the day after he had scored a hat-trick for Wales Under-21s against France.

Evans, just 18, scored an exquisite opener for the hosts just before the break in the European Championship qualifier at Ninian Park - and then rammed home two late penalties to secure an excellent 4-2 victory.

The match may have attracted a crowd of just 250 - but it was shown live on Sky Sports, so the young frontman shouldn't be an completely unknown quantity if he is thrown straight in at the deep end by the Canaries against Coventry on Saturday.


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Indeed Norwich fans may also remember him from this season's Carling Cup at Manchester City, when he came on to make his debut for Sven Goran Eriksson's side in a 1-0 victory.

Evans hasn't featured for the first team since and has been sent to Carrow Road to get some experience at Championship level.

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The youngster is looking forward to his time with Canaries: “It's just a great club,” he told City's official website. “It's a good opportunity to play in the Championship and play at a good level of football. I'm doing well at the moment. I just want to see if I can do it in the Championship really, that'll be the challenge.”

Evans joins Martin Taylor (Birmingham), Matty Pattison (Newcastle) and Mo Camara (Derby) as Roeder signings at Norwich, with all apart from Taylor having joined since the 3-0 drubbing at Plymouth on November 10.

On top of that Chelsea's Jimmy Smith was with on a temporary basis before the new boss arrived.

Roeder can name a maximum of five loan players in any one squad - but there is nothing to stop him bringing in even more reinforcements if he sees fit.

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