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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Norwich City defender Adam Drury has agreed a two-year deal with Championship side Leeds United starting on July 1.
The 33-year old, who was rewarded with a testimonial match against Celtic in May, has spent 11 years at Carrow Road since joining back in 2001 from Peterborough, and has amassed 361 appearances in all competitions for the Canaries, scoring four goals.
Norwich City manager Chris Hughton told the club’s official website: “I would like to wish Adam all the best for the coming season and in his future career.
“He has been an outstanding servant to Norwich City, and I was very aware of what he had done for the club before I arrived here.
“For a player to be at a club for 11 years, and to play so many games in that time is a very rare thing and a truly outstanding achievement.”
Leeds United boss Neil Warnock is delighted to welcome the left back to his squad.
“From July 1 he will be our player and he’s a player I’ve looked at for many years,” said the boss.
“He’s a very good professional. I think he’s a good defender, he’s quick and I thought we needed a bit of experience in certain places, and that desire and will. And with Adam you know what you’re going to get.
“I’m delighted to have him. He’s got the experience we need. He played 16 times for Norwich last season and he’s better than a lot of full backs in the Premier League.
“He’s a good lad. That’s half the battle as well. It gives us a good mix because we’ve got young Pearcey on that side as well so we can put that to bed now and move on to a different area.
“When you speak to him he’s full of enthusiasm and when you get released from a club you want to prove people wrong.
“There’s a few times I’ve wanted to kick him over the years! We’ve always had a rapport when my teams have played against him and I think he knows I’ve always respected him.
“I tried to sign him at Sheffield United a few years back and it wasn’t to be, but I’ve kept my eye on him ever since. He’ll love it here. You can’t play with fear at Elland Road and I think Adam will enjoy that part.”
In the second of a three-part series dissecting the Canaries’ successful battle to retain their Premier League status, Norwich City writer Paddy Davitt examines the relationship between the artists and the artisans in Norwich’s midfield.