Update: Tony Andreu could make Norwich City debut against Blackpool after receiving Football League clearance

New signing for Norwich City, Tony Andreu. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

New signing for Norwich City, Tony Andreu. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

New signing Tony Andreu could make his Norwich City debut tomorrow, after his transfer from Hamilton Academical received clearance from Fifa and the Football League.

The French attacking midfielder could is now available for tomorrow's clash with bottom-of-the-table Blackpool at Carrow Road.

Andreu was unveiled as a City player earlier today and has been handed squad number 12, following his deadline day switch from the Accies for a reported fee of around £1million.

'It is really, really exciting for me to be part of this massive club and I'm really happy,' Andreu told Norwich City TV.

'I'm looking forward to playing at the stadium. I've heard a lot of good things about the Norwich fans. It's always full and the atmosphere is brilliant.


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'I have no specific targets, but I just want to play as many games as I can and try to improve as a player, while trying to add something to the team.

'This is my new challenge and I want to play my best football.'

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The 26-year-old is reunited with former Hamilton management duo Alex Neil and Frankie McAvoy in Norfolk.

He enjoyed promotion from the Scottish Championship under Neil's guidance last season and left Scotland as the Scottish Premiership's top scorer, with 12 goals in 23 matches.

Andreu continued: 'It's a really good thing for me because I know the coach, and I think he's a great coach. I'm here to try and play and do my best, so it's really good for me to have someone I know in the club.

'Through last season and through this season, it's been amazing for me. I think he will try and help me do the same now, so I'm delighted.

'Hamilton was a great club for me, and we did a lot of good things. We got promoted last year, and then this year in the top league we were really good, so I'm really happy to have played there, but now I'm delighted to be part of Norwich City.'

Andreu was City's only signing on deadline day, with striker Kyle Lafferty allowed to join Turkish top-flight club Çaykur Rizespor until the end of the season.

An exchange deal with West Brom involving City full-back Martin Olsson and Baggies midfielder Graham Dorrans fell through late on deadline day but Canaries boss Neil says he is happy with his squad.

'Kyle's away on loan in Turkey, and we've managed to bring Tony in, so the squad's fine between now and the end of the season,' Neil told Norwich City TV.

'I think it was no secret to anyone that we were trying to do some business in the transfer window, and there was a lot of hard work put in, but unfortunately some things you can't affect, and ultimately that's what it boiled down to.

'We've got the squad that we've got until the end of the season, which I'm happy with.

'Tony's got good quality; he's a versatile player and an attacking player. He can play in a variety of positions, and he's certainly scored goals in the time that I've had him, so hopefully he can add that to the team.'

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