Scunthorpe sign Norwich City’s Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson has left Norwich City to join Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee in a late deadline day deal.

After the two clubs agreed a fee Nelson travelled to Lincolnshire for talks and after agreeing terms and completing a medical, he has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal for Ian Baraclough's side.

The 30-year-old central defender has played nine games for City this season and scored twice, against Watford and Sheffield United.

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert told the club's official website: 'Michael has been great for me since I've been here, he's done a great job whenever he's been called upon. The goal he scored against Charlton was a brilliant moment for everyone at the club.

'But he is out of contract in the summer and the move to Scunthorpe not only offers him the prospect of regular games but also provides the security he is looking for at this stage of his career for himself and his young family.

'I want to say a big thank you to Michael from me and everyone at the club for what he has done for us, and wish him all the best for the future.'