Norwich City midfielder David Fox completes Barnsley loan switch

Norwich City midfielder David Fox is seeking a fresh start on loan at Barnsley. Picture by Paul Ches

Norwich City midfielder David Fox is seeking a fresh start on loan at Barnsley. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City midfielder David Fox has joined Championship club Barnsley on a 93-day emergency loan deal.

Canaries' officials confirmed the loan switch on Friday morning with Fox poised to go straight into the Tykes' squad for this weekend's league trip to Leicester City.

The 29-year-old has not featured at all in the Norwich first team this season but played in the development squad's latest 1-0 win over Leicester's Under-21s at Colney on Monday.

The ex-Blackpool midfielder signed a new two-year deal at Carrow Road in September 2012, with an option for a further year but Fox has made just seven senior appearances under Chris Hughton with his last outing coming in the 3-1 Premier League defeat to Arsenal in April 2013. The former Manchester United trainee was a key figure in the club's rise from League One after joining from Colchester United in the summer of 2010. Fox has played 74 games for City with his only senior goal in a 1-1 Championship draw at Millwall in November 2010. Fox is the second Premier League player to make the temporary switch to Oakwell after Stoke's former England U21 keeper Jack Butland headed to Yorkshire on Thursday. David Flitcroft's side are currently second from bottom in the early league standings and were hammered 5-1 at home to Watford last weekend.

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