Lee Camp signs for Norwich City

Lee Camp is set to be reunited with Norwich City's Grant Holt after joining the Canaries until the end of the season. Lee Camp is set to be reunited with Norwich City's Grant Holt after joining the Canaries until the end of the season.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
6:14 PM

Norwich City have signed goalkeeper Lee Camp until the end of the season on a free transfer following his release from Nottingham Forest subject to the relevant paperwork being completed,

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Camp said: “I’m delighted. It all came around pretty quickly and it turned out to be a pretty straight forward decision in the end. I’m really pleased to be here.

“It’s a six-month deal which I think suits both parties pretty well. I think it would add a little bit of competition and hopefully I can add to the experience and competition already here. Any player wants to be in the Premier League and I’m very fortunate to be given this opportunity to play at a Premier League club and challenge for a place in the team.

“A few little things have changed around the training ground since my first spell here, but obviously a different atmosphere and feel about the place. I think it was about 6 years ago now that I was here, how time flies, but it helps to already know the area.”

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton said: “Lee will give us some really valuable experience alongside Mark Bunn with goalkeeper John Ruddy still out injured for a while.

“He’s a proven goalkeeper and he’s at a good age. He of course knows Norwich well having had a loan spell here a few years ago and the deal until the end of the season suits all parties.

“He will bring increased competition and will also allow us the chance to search for a loan move for Declan Rudd to get him some good first-team experience somewhere.”

The 28-year-old has played for the Canaries before - on a three-month loan from Derby County at the end of 2006 making three appearances and unfortunately scoring an own goal in a 2–1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Most upset at the move might well be Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy, who had been hoping to sign the Northern Ireland international.

“It was touch and go with regards coming to Ipswich,” said a source close to Camp.

“Mick McCarthy was absolutely brilliant when Lee spoke to him, but in the end Norwich came in and the chance to go to the Premier League was too good an opportunity to turn down.”

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50 comments

  • An excellent signing for norwich if I may say so. Yet more evidence of the club's preperation for life back in the championship. Camp really is an average championship GK. Well done!

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    Liz Knott

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • is Butland at Birmingham that far ahead of Declan then. If so why.?. Could hit be because he got first team football and a senior england cap

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Im sure he is a good lad and i hope he is the next Ruddy now he is here, but why unless Watson just wants a training school.

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    MBA Marine

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Im sure he is a good lad and i hope he is the next Ruddy now he is here, but why unless Watson just wants a training school.

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    MBA Marine

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Horrid thought, as we have just nicked Lee Camp from under MM's nose at the A14A12 junction, would the aforementioned be after Declan as a keeper AAARRGGH !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Ah Snott again. Shouldn't you be stopping billy goats from crossing the Orwell Bridge?

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    B Inners

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Andy, goalkeeping is not just about height, its also about maturity, which is what baguio means. Wivenh - Butland's name only got mentioned after he went away to a lower league side and started playing regularly and getting experience, which is what Hoots is trying to do for out two youngsters - Dec and Jed. See the bigger picture.

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    Ghana Dom

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Just read we are now looking at Jamie Mackie from QPR. Strange he seems to feature lots under "Arry" Always looks a handful tho'

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    spanishcanary

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • I think the basic problem here, is not so much that we signed a keeper, but that we haven't signed a single outfield player. let alone a striker...wait for it....hold on...maybe a midfielder is coming! Oooooh....

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Perhaps now a certain young lady will stop carping about poor Bunny on Canaryplayer

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    Muggas Budal

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Totally agree Billy, But i wonder if Mackie is gonna slip down the order with all the new signings. Harry may be forced to ship one or two. He can only name so many in his squad? I would take Mackie, just please not Cart horse Cole

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    spanishcanary

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Baguio. I think you will find Andy is referring to Rudd and not Ruddy

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    The Bloater

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Billy

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Is it correct that they are planning to build a granny annexe at the back of the Barclay for retired keepers!!!!

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    leslie cater

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Let me get this right...we've now got 4 fit goalies, 5 fit strikers.1 fit centre back, and Snodgrass, that should guarantee a win against Spurs.........Steady on –Full steam ahead

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • i agree doc,if one of the young keepers had come in and conceded lots of goals this lot would have been up in arms because we had not got an experienced goalkeeper.poor old hoots he just cant win.

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    bluelight

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Perhaps now a certain young lady will stop carping about poor Bunny on Canaryplayer

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    Muggas Budal

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Steady On, we had definite reason to be unhappy with Bunn, we have 2 young talented keepers that have both represented England at youth level, whilst Bunn is eligible for both England and Republic of Ireland and has neither youth nor senior caps for either side, which surely means, along with the good performances we've seen from our youngsters in the first team, that both Rudd and Steer are preferable.

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    Billy

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • I feel for Rudd and Steer, what chance do they have now even if Ruddy does leave at the end of the season, which I think we all know will happen. There seems to be little or no desire to give the younger prospects a chance, even players like Smith who have some experience. Not sure what's going on here. OTBC

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Would that be the Duracell bunny, Muggas, or some other rabbit

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • baguio, andy was comparing Bunn`s physical stature with that of Rudd, not Ruddy. Y not?

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Goalkeeping at the top level is not for kids and that is why we don't have one between our sticks. You have to be a man to stand up to big strong rough center forwards. As good as our young keepers might be, they are not yet men. They're not yet ready to face up the big men so don't make them try to. A keepers career is longer than an outfield players so why the hurry? IHWT!

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    baguio

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • I also see no point in this transfer, but it'll hopefully do no harm financially given that it's only to the end of the year. At the moment, it doesn't matter who's in goal, Ruddy, Keelan and Gunn could all be there, it's the outfield players that are a shambles at the currently. If they can't pass a ball to yellow shirt or cross a free kick or corner over the first man then they are a disgrace. There's 10 other positions that should be a priority above the goalkeeper

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    Adam Dann

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Camp here until the end of the season. If other goalies leave he could stay on. Will Bunn be dropped? Who will play in goal against Luton? I presume Canp will be in goal against Spurs. Does Camp take Lappin's place in the Premier League Squad?

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    Capri

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • This is a total non-issue. I agree with Blackdog, there is absolutely no Prem or Championship team that either Rudd or Steer would get a game with, they may have England caps but they are young and inexperienced at the top level and no manager in his right mind would be prepared to risk them. Much better to give them a chance to go out on loan in one of the lower leagues. Come on, it's not exactly rocket science ...

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    Johnny Gavin Lives

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • baguio and others - Rudd is 3 inches taller and one stone heavier than Bunn so don't see how your comments stand up? One has to assume that our goal keeping coach and or CH does not have confidence in Rudd or Steer. Rudd is 22 and he is lacking in experience but he does need to get that or move on - which is what he must be thinking now - perhaps permanently?

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    andy

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Welcome to the happy fold Lee. If you read these postings you will see what a welcoming bunch some Norwich fans can be.

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    DocOhNo

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • At what stage in the future do CH think that Rudd is worth a first team shirt

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    leslie cater

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Andy, explain yourself? We're all well aware that Bunn is much smaller than Ruddy who is our number one but what has that got to do with my comments? Ruddy was never mentioned. Very random comment by yourself? Bunn is a man, our other goalkeepers are not which is why we went for Lee Camp as a stop gap. Simples!

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    baguio

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • People moan about Bunn. Hughton gets another keeper people moan about this guy...

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Evening all. Just thought i would take to the message board to let you all know what my plan is... I've bought in Camp because as you well know Ruddy is injured and will be subject to bids during the summer from the likes of Arsenal and co. and I don't think Mr Bunn is good enough to maintain the number 1 jersey during this crunch time of the season. Rudd and Steer I don't think are quite ready to be thrown in at this level, particularly at such a crucial time. I want them to gain experience and game time out on loan, so Camp will play in goal from now on. On the striker front, I'm not gonna be held to ransom by Celtic and pay over the odds for a player that plays in the equivalent of League 1. I'm unsure what Danny Graham wants to do so i'm gonna give Sean Dyche a bell tomorrow and offer 4 million quid and Steve Morison for Charlie Austin. Hope this clears a few things up....

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    The Gaffer

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • This is a total non-issue. I agree with Blackdog, there is absolutely no Prem or Championship team that either Rudd or Steer would get a game with, they may have England caps but they are young and inexperienced at the top level and no manager in his right mind would be prepared to risk them. Much better to give them a chance to go out on loan in one of the lower leagues. Come on, it's not exactly rocket science ...

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    Johnny Gavin Lives

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • I don't think Kamara will be any better than Morison from what I've heard, and the Mackie deal simply won't happen, given that he features often under Harry because he does everything he wants, works hard, closes down and cares for the team. He's also a fan favourite, Seems highly unlikely that we'll be getting Hooper or Graham too, hoping for some magic in the next week.

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    Billy

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • How flattering to see Prancing Blue Donkey fans from Portaloo Road making such a learned contribution on here aboutthe signing of Camp, an ordinary run of the mill championship player. Could it be sour grapes because they were after him but he chose to come to a proper football club on the up rather that a sanitorium of has beens at a broken wreck?

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • What a fine way to smack young players in the teeth. Now who wants to pay £1 a match towards the academy? Now all we need to do is sign some midfield players, fail to sign a striker and this is August all over again. How stupid.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Surely the headline should have been CAMP CANARY

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    blue tractor

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • I bet that if we got Hooper there would be people whingeing (with perfectly logical reasons) that it wasn't Graham!

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    DocOhNo

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • I've got it! It's been a while since Norwich beat 1p5wich in football. A couple of years now, it's been. The team just needed reminding what it felt like. I can't think of any other reason for this transfer.

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    CovCanary

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • I think the fans have every right to feel well and truly underwhelmed by this acquisition. Nice to have someone on board but... meh...

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    wisemanthree

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Good keeper, though not the inspirational signing some people are waiting for. Apparently we're interested in Kei Kamara. That could mean the HooperGraham bids are non-starters.

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    Wurzel

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Ooops! Bloater`s already said that. Sorr-.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Anyone else get the impression that Ruddy could be sold in the January transfer window despite his injury?

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    Cap Canary

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Sounds more alluring than Colditzwich.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Welcome to the rest home for unwanted keepers. As much as i want them to shine for NCFC I hope that Dec & Jed move on as they are not going to get anywhere playing 4th and 5th fiddle here.

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    MBA Marine

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • .. and when Tyrone Mings signed for Town in December the headlines should have read "Ipswich Mings". Far nearer the truth!

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    B Inners

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Daily Mail...Norwich have launched a £1.2million bid for Sporting Kansas striker Kei Kamara and want QPR's Jamie Mackie.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • As per rumblings on this matter, you cannot gain experience sitting on the bench, as we now seem to be plush with keepers why are we not loaning out Declan or Jed. The odd games Declan played last year in the PL he put in a good performance and he needs to be given a chance – there was an ideal opportunity last week at Liverpool – when 4 down why not put him to gain some experience as our goal difference is shot anyway! One question is if Declan heads down the A140 on loan or permanent where does that put CH’s standing? OTBC

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    Jakarta Canary

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • A reject Championship keeper that just wants to keep a Premier subs bench warm!!!! Great signing!!!!! HaHa

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    Laughalot

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • You can understand the dilema that Hoots faced, we are in desperate need of points to survive, the last thing needed is more defeats, possibly heavy defeats. Ask yourself the question, "What would you do?" Rudd and Steer are undoubtably good but to expose them to the Premier Div. sharpshooters at this stage of their career would knock their confidence if things went wrong, the fans would be on their backs as well as Hoots and they could be ruined for the future plus City could be back in the Championship. No this is a shrewd move which hopefully will lead to the lads getting playing time in a lower division away from the limelight and pressure with fear of failure. With Ruddy injured and if Bunn received an injury City would have been very exposed.

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    blackdog2

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Have we now got more goalkeepers than strikers?

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    Mel Lacey

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

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