Norwich City sign midfielder Graham Dorrans on loan from West Brom

West Brom's Graham Dorrans. Photo: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire.

West Brom's Graham Dorrans. Photo: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans has joined Norwich City on loan.

The Scotland international's initial loan deal will run until Sunday, March 22 – the day after Nottingham Forest's visit to Carrow Road.

The 27-year-old joins the Canaries from Thursday and will be available for Saturday's Championship clash at play-off rivals Watford.

Dorrans had come close to signing for City on transfer deadline day, in a reported exchange deal involving Norwich full-back Martin Olsson going to West Brom.

That deal collapsed late on deadline day, with Olsson and his agent said to have been unimpressed by the terms they were offered, but Dorrans will now arrive at Carrow Road.

'I'm glad to finally get it sorted,' Dorrans told City's website. 'I came here on the last day of the transfer window and for whatever reason it didn't work out.

'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.'

Dorrans has made 189 appearances for West Brom, scoring 25 goals, 18 of which came in a hugely successful 2009/10 season as the Baggies won promotion to the Premier League.

City boss Alex Neil added: 'Graham has got Premier League pedigree and was West Brom's player of the season the last time they were at Championship level.

'He's a fantastic, attacking player and also a very versatile player who will certainly add to our options in midfield areas.'

The news follows hot on the heels of more positive news for the club, after it was confirmed that midfielder Bradley Johnson had signed a new contract.