Murray completes move to City

Rangers' versatile defender Ian Murray has completed his switch to Norwich City. The paperwork sealing his free transfer from Ibrox to Carrow Road was finalised at lunchtime today, with the 26-year-old signing a contract until June 2008.

Rangers' versatile defender Ian Murray has completed his switch to Norwich City.

The paperwork sealing his free transfer from Ibrox to Carrow Road was finalised at lunchtime on Friday, with the 26-year-old signing a contract until June 2008.

Murray is now available for selection for City's trip to Hull in the Championship on Saturday (kick off 3pm).

“It's good to finally get here and get it sorted because it feels like it's dragged on for the last couple of days,” said Murray, formerly of Hibs.

“I knew Norwich were interested last week, so it's good to get it all sorted out now.

“I knew Norwich were a big club before I even got here because they've obviously played in the Premiership and it's a good city too where the people are passionate about their football. It's an exciting move for me.”

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Murray has carved out a successful career north of the border as a versatile player, able to play in central defence, central midfield or at full-back. But the player himself admitted he was most comfortable down the middle of the team.

“I quite like it at centre half and midfield, although I'm not so keen playing at full back, although I'll play wherever the manager wants me,” he said.

And Murray hoped the large Scottish contingent already at Carrow Road would help him ease into life at Norwich City.

“I know Mark Fotheringham already and I also know David Marshall,” he said. “I don't know Simon Lappin quite so well, but it's good to have a few familiar faces and I'm sure it'll help me settle quicker.”

Murray joined Rangers from Hibs, where he was team captain, in the summer of 2005 and went on to make 60 appearances for the Scottish giants. Last season his campaign was disrupted by illness and did not reappear on the team until early 2007.