Canaries make double signing
Norwich have signed Adrian Leijer and Cody McDonald, while Elliot Omozusi has returned to Fulham.
Last Updated: 02/02/09 4:20pm
Norwich have bolstered their ranks by signing Australia international defender Adrian Leijer and promising non-league striker Cody McDonald.
Leijer has joined the Championship strugglers on loan from Fulham for the rest of the season, while McDonald has signed from Dartford on a one-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee.
But Elliot Omozusi has returned to Fulham after joining the Canaries in July last year on a season-long loan.
Speaking about the Leijer loan-signing, Norwich boss Bryan Gunn told the club's official website: "I have seen him playing for Fulham reserves and together with David Carney he will provide us with extra cover - I am delighted to have him on board for the remainder of the season."
On Omozusi's return, Gunn added: "Elliot has not featured in any of my three squads in recent weeks. The opportunity has come for him to go back to Fulham and we wish him well in his future career."
As revealed by skysports.com on Sunday, the Canaries have now confirmed that McDonald has moved to Carrow Road on a permanent deal.
Gunn said: "I am absolutely delighted to be able to bring Cody to the club, we have been watching him for a number of months now.
"We sent scouts along to watch him in different games and kept getting very positive reports back.
"Obviously Cody was scoring lots of goals, so we knew his goalscoring prowess but I went along to watch the game on Saturday against Maidstone and I saw a different side to him than the other scouts had seen.
"I saw a brave player who wasn't afraid to go in where it hurts, we're delighted he has passed his medical and is going to be a Norwich City player."
Gunn added: "He's got an eye for goal and pace, which in modern football is crucial. Behind the scenes we can work on his fitness levels, as he'll be coming out of part-time football to train everyday but we can work on that and he has the raw ingredients of a top striker.
"I think that was evident with the number of scouts that were at the game last weekend and we agreed terms with Dartford FC after the game and then with Cody later."
McDonald added that he was glad that all the terms got sorted.
"It is the biggest achievement any young person can achieve," he said. "The chance to work with the likes of Bryan (Gunn) is brilliant and hopefully I can bring my goals to the team and do well for Norwich City."