Norwich City sign MK Dons striker Aaron Wilbraham

Norwich City have signed Milton Keynes Dons striker Aaron Wilbraham for an undisclosed fee.

The 31-year-old will be registered with the Canaries on January 1 on a loan basis, enabling him to be in the squad for Saturday's match with QPR at Carrow Road, before his permanent transfer is confirmed later in the day sealing his 18-month deal.

Wilbraham scored for the Dons in last season's 1-1 League One draw at Norwich before being sent off for a second yellow card in the last minute of the match, a fiery encounter in which seven of his team-mates were also booked.

Born in Knutsford, Cheshire, Wilbraham began his career at Stockport, scoring 36 times in 185 appearances.

He had a short loan spell with Norwegian club Moss FK before joining Hull in the summer of 2004 for �100,000.

He scored twice in 20 appearances for the Tigers before a move to MK Dons in 2005.

In five and a half years with the Dons, he has scored 57 times in 204 games, helping them to the League Two title in 2007-08 by scoring seven times in the final 11 matches of the season.

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This season the 6ft 2in Wilbraham has scored three times in 12 outings, most recently in the 4-1 defeat at Huddersfield last month.

He was sent off in the 2-0 League One defeat at Notts County on December 11 and, because of a string of postponements, only served his one-match suspension in the 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday.

City boss Paul Lambert has spoken of having three transfer targets for the January window as he bids to strengthen after leading his side to fifth place at the halfway stage of the Championship season.

The January transfer window opens for business on Tuesday.