Norwich City sign goalkeeper Mark Bunn from Blackburn Rovers
Norwich City have signed goalkeeper Mark Bunn from Blackburn Rovers on a two-year deal, with a year option, for an undisclosed fee.
The 27-year-old handed in a transfer request at Ewood Park after growing frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities behind Paul Robinson.
Norwich City boss Chris Hughton identified the former Tottenham trainee as a deputy to Ruddy as the Canaries plan to loan out youngsters Declan Rudd and Jed Steer.
Bunn previously worked with goalkeeping coach Dave Watson, assistant manager Colin Calderwood and first team coach Paul Trollope during their time together at Northampton Town.
Hughton told the club's official website: 'I'm delighted to have signed Mark, he is a keeper that will give us valuable experience and competition at first team level.
'We are fortunate to have two very good young goalkeepers and it will hopefully give us an opportunity to give them experience on loan.
'He will have familiar faces here having worked with Dave Watson at club level and played with a couple of the lads in Bradley Johnson and Steve Morison at Northampton.'
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Bunn said: 'I'm delighted to be here to start a new challenge and I'm looking forward to it.
'I'm looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and getting to know the other lads. It's a good time for Norwich – it will be a tough season and I think we'll do well.
On joining up again with his former coach Watson he added: 'He's a great coach and guy and I've known him for a while, it's probably a big factor why I came here, and working with the likes of Dave and John Ruddy too can only improve me as a 'keeper and I look forward to working with them both. I've come here as I want to challenge and I want to play and hopefully whoever is playing well will be in goal for Norwich.'