Graham Dorrans is a ‘fantastic’ addition for Norwich City boss Alex Neil

West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans has agreed a short term loan move to Norwich City. Picture: PA

West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans has agreed a short term loan move to Norwich City. Picture: PA - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Alex Neil insists Norwich City have signed a 'fantastic' attacking talent in West Brom loanee Graham Dorrans.

The 27-year-old's proposed transfer window deadline day move collapsed last month but the Canaries refused to concede defeat in their pursuit of the Scottish international, who is in contention to make his Norwich debut in Saturday's Championship trip to Watford after agreeing an initial short-term move until March 22.

'Graham has got Premier League pedigree and was West Brom's player-of-the-season the last time they were at Championship level,' said Neil. 'He's a fantastic, attacking player and also a very versatile player who will certainly add to our options in midfield areas.'

Dorrans, speaking to Norwich's official site, admitted he was relieved to finally make the move to Carrow Road.

'I came here on the last day of the transfer window and for whatever reason it didn't work out,' he said. 'I've been in discussions ever since then, so although I was frustrated it never got done on the final day hopefully now I can add to a good squad.


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'I spoke to the manager and a couple of the boys, and they had nothing but nice things to say about the club. The manager and everyone here is working to get this club back to the Premier League, and I'm excited to be here. With the fans right behind us, hopefully we can do that as we've got some big games coming up. I'm looking forward to getting started, and to helping us push on.'

Baggies' boss Tony Pulis was unable to guarantee Dorrans first team football at the Hawthorns.

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'We have Darren Fletcher coming into the club and Youssouf Mulumbu back from the Africa Cup of Nations so have plenty of options in that area of the team,' he told Albion's official site. 'But he has been a magnificent servant for Albion. I probably know him best as an opposition manager and Graham Dorrans was always a player you respected. Everyone at Albion wishes him well with this fresh opportunity.'

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