Graham Dorrans is still firmly in Norwich City sights

West Bromwich Albion's Graham Dorrans could still make a Norwich City switch. Picture: PA

West Bromwich Albion's Graham Dorrans could still make a Norwich City switch. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

Alex Neil remains on the trail of West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans.

The Canaries had to abandon a deadline day move for the Scottish international when Martin Olsson's proposed switch to the Baggies collapsed in the final throes of the transfer window.

Dorrans had agreed personal terms and undergone a medical and Neil is not ruling out a return when the emergency loan window opens next week.

'Yes, we were interested in Graham. I spoke to him, we had an agreement in place for him to come but it didn't go through, which was frustrating for both parties,' said Neil, who was also tracking Cardiff wide player Craig Noone. 'He had been here at Colney and everything was in place. We had worked really hard in the week leading up to the deadline on things, Graham being one of them, but until it is signed it is not a done deal.

'He is not lined up at the moment but there is potential we can look at once the loan window opens. It is something we will re-visit. Craig was another of those things we had on the go to try and strengthen that left-hand side and unfortunately it didn't go through.'

Neil insists Olsson remains a key part of his plans ahead of Saturday's Championship game against Blackpool.

'At the end of the day Martin travelled across to see if he could get an agreement with West Brom. It didn't happen, that is football, so he is back at Norwich and ultimately that is all there is to it,' said Neil. 'We have had a chat about what happened and how did things go up there, so it has been quite open. He is happy to be here and looking forward to the game.

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'He has trained and he is in the squad for Blackpool. Nothing else has been discussed, there has been no issues with him or any other player.'

Northern Irish international Kyle Lafferty was the only deadline day departure in a loan switch to Turkish club Rizespor until the end of the season.

'I just felt Kyle wanted to play week in, week out and I couldn't guarantee him that,' said Neil. 'I couldn't guarantee anyone that. Also the team in Turkey came in and wanted to take him and that was an opportunity for me to re-invest that finance elsewhere.'