Manager Neil Adams hopes new signings will add experience and quality to Norwich City’s squad

Cameron Jerome in training at Colney. Picture: Norwich City TV on YouTube Cameron Jerome in training at Colney. Picture: Norwich City TV on YouTube

Thursday, August 21, 2014
2:25 PM

Manager Neil Adams has revealed more about what he hopes new signings Cameron Jerome and Carlos Cuellar will bring to the Norwich City squad this season.

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The duo were signed during a busy day of transfer activity at Carrow Road yesterday, which saw midfielder Leroy Fer join QPR for a club record sale which could be worth around £10million.

Striker Jerome joined from Stoke City in a deal thought to be worth around £1.5m, with the 28-year-old signing a three-year contract.

Defender Cuellar was signed on a free transfer, following his release by Sunderland earlier in the summer, with the 32-year-old signing a one-year deal which has an option for a further year.

In amongst the transfer activity was also the news that centre-back Michael Turner had signed a new contract extending his deal with the Canaries through until the summer of 2016.

Jerome and Cuellar both trained with Adams’ squad at Colney this morning, where the City boss talked more about his new signings.

“Experience is primary but quality as well,” Adams told City’s official website. “Cameron is one who we’ve been looking at for a little bit longer, certainly in the summer we couldn’t get him but things move pretty quickly in football, as we know, and obviously delighted that he’s signed.

“He gives us power, pace and experience as well, and gives us more attacking options for what will be a long season.

“Carlos, again a vastly experience player. That one was pretty quickly really, we knew he was available, got in there quickly with him. Great lad, he’s come down, proved his fitness to us. He will bring quality to us, that little bit of guile as well that’s going to be needed and of course defensive cover where we’re a little bit short.

“So great to get those two signed on the dotted line and they will form a big part of our squad.”

But Adams also said the signings are not necessarily his final dealings of the current transfer window.

“We’ll still be looking, there’s still a few days left, again hopefully it’s people coming and we’re talking about incomings rather than outgoings,” Adams added.

“I’ve said all along we’ll do what we feel we need to do and as and when players are available we’ll see what we can do.”

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24 comments

  • Hello, Crabster! A rare visit. I have cited you this week, in a "beat the ether" offering to some neophytes. I hope you don`t mind.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • @ stormy .... and your point is....?

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    The Crab

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Trevor Sadd; no that wasn`t a "moan" in my book. Trouble is, realism is akin to `moaning` for many on these boards. I`m not one for collecting stuff for back-reference, my life`s too short for that. But all the rhetoric about `not being a selling club` etc is clearly bollox when Fer, Snoddy and Pilks have already gone. Winkel too, all but. Bassong next? No great loss there. The thing is, we know this `non-selling` stuff is not true, and the Board knows we know it`s not true. Or do they? Perhaps they do believe the fans are gullible. Perhaps they are right. Season tickets are sold out. Machianalli is still alive. Something that could not be contemplated, not so long ago.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Definite buzz about again now , haven't had that since Lambert left us .Good-Oh ! ! !

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    Bring on Foggo

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • You think that was a moan? I saw it more as a more transparent way of answering transfer questions that have been asked. I assume that you believe there is no truth in the rumour that there has been no bids for other players too. As for being taken seriously.Nah,not on these boards

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    Trevor Sadd

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • " Experience and quality " states NA. Best of all they are cheap. No fault of NA. The board will be laughing all the way to the bank ,again. Three players out at 18 million and three in for a fraction of that.

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    stormy

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • He always gave 100% .Bigger loss to us than Fer in my opinion..

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    spark

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • That's a real blow for him, bad news.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • sorry to hear that snoddy is out for six months.

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    bluelight

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • I think that is on the mark Lordbesty. Your grace, I also see that Hull are in for Jordan Rhodes and that L'pool have signed Mario Balotelli for £16 m; never mind a playmaker, they seem to always want a troublemaker. At Carra Rud, the belief is back and will soon be heading down the A140 and as we are now starting to believe, and NA now has 'a hole to fill in midfield", apparently Angel di Maria wants away from Real Madrid.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Fozzie "The Flick" Fotheringham?? Is that really true? If it is, then Fulham have booked one relegation spot already! I just want to see Neil displaying that joyous grin more and more. S0d the blepharitis! ;-) Steely; ref. Felix Magath, did you mean `wither`? H0mophones are not liked on these Boards...

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • I think 1.5 million for an experienced premiership striker 28 years old really is a good deal ,albeit not a prolific scorer but will offer other qualities upfront unsettle championship defenders for sure. I'm happy with both these solid signings.

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    spark

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • I felt all warm and grinned when Neil said, "Its not about Ipsh!t its about us and what we can do to hurt them". I don't think I heard Hughton even come close to saying anything like that. Wonderful, I've got a good feeling about this season.

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    lordbesty

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Oh,no. The club has sold Fer for big money and made several quality signings. They have also started winning. What on earth can I moan about? Ah, yes I can pretend the club is disrespecting the fans, that always makes for a good whinge. I wonder why I don't get taken more seriously?

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • We've sold our three most skillful players - Fer, Snodgrass and Pilkington - although the parachute payments mean that we didn't have to. A rapid reduction of squad quality down to championship level.

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    TheProf

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • So the two in and one out were the players that have been mention all week in the press and on social media sites. Instead of all the denials and treating supporters with such little respect wouldnt it have been easier just to say that negotiations were taking place with three players.

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    Trevor Sadd

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Yes RR, I've just read a Fulham forum about their marquee signing Fotheringham. One poster said " If Fotheringham is the answer, then god alone knows the question". :-)

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    B Inners

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • I've always been a big fan of Jerome so a good signing, although I hope this doesn't mean that Hooper will soon be on his way, but I suspect it probably does. Don't know too much about Cuellar but have read his profile on the net and he also looks to be a good signing. Some people get a bit derogatory about free signings but it's mainly about unsettled players making sure they can choose where they go. Unless it's like QPR where 'arry doesn't seem bothered about the dosh and we got a real bargain when O'Neil agreed to join us.

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    cutty

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Whither Felix Magath ?

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    Steely Dan

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Having heard Fulham's newest debutant signing last night was none other than Mark Fozzie Fotheringham, we have nothing to worry about with these signings. Good old Neyul seems to be making a decent fist of it. Time now to roll over the auld enemy in the Old Farm Derby. OTBC

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    Robert Rosario

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • We need a good blend of experience and youth - let's hope NA gets the balance right. Clearly it seems to Championship needs a target man in the box and we need experienced back up in that area, and we will need experience at the back and options.

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    Surrey Canary

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Lots of smiles so far this week. Still effervescent over that picture of Bradders leading the celebratory charge after his goal on Tuesday. I am encouraged that NA has thus far balanced the outgoings with some shrewd signings and the squad right now is as strong, or stronger, than at the end of last season. He will of course need to keep his eyes peeled and ears to the ground so he can react to any manouvres in the dark. Also, it has been a nice troll free week. Hope it remains that way after Ipswich

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Good to see that Gazza-esque smile on Neil`s boat race. Beats that old `frightened rabbit` look ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Worth noting Cuellar is a very capable fullback as well as CB so it adds adaptability. It's going to be a long season so we will need lots of ability to change and cover where necessary.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

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