Norwich City’s Simon Lappin joins Cardiff City on loan

Norwich City's Simon Lappin has joined Cardiff City on an emergency six-week loan deal.

Lappin will join the Championship club with immediate effect and will be available for selection for Malky Mackay's side ahead of their away trip to Barnsley this Saturday.

The loan deal is set to run until January 1st 2013, inclusive of the Birmingham City away fixture, although Norwich City have the ability to recall their player after 28 days.

The 29-year-old will wear squad number 24.