Swindon chairman expects McNamee to sign for Norwich

Swindon Town chairman Andrew Fitton expects Anthony McNamee to sign a permanent deal with Norwich City as soon as the transfer window reopens in January. The winger joined the Canaries at the end of November as manager Paul Lambert's persistence paid off in finally landing the player he had been chasing since the summer.

Swindon Town chairman Andrew Fitton expects Anthony McNamee to sign a permanent deal with Norwich City as soon as the transfer window reopens in January.

The winger joined the Canaries at the end of November as manager Paul Lambert's persistence paid off in finally landing the player he had been chasing since the summer.

McNamee has yet to start a game for City, and has only seen eight minutes' action, but Fitton is not predicting a return for the 26-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Asked whether McNamee's Norwich move will become full-time, Fitton said: “I would be surprised if it didn't.

“I don't necessarily think it's the right thing, though. If he thinks he might want to play for what he considers to be a better team and a bigger club then that's his choice, I guess.

“Having said that, there is little point in having someone who doesn't want to be here and isn't fully committed to what we are trying to achieve.”