Hughton expresses interest in bringing Davies to Norwich

The newly-appointed Canaries boss has revealed he would like to bring the 27-year-old centre-back to Carrow Road from his former club Birmingham
Norwich manager Chris Hughton has declared his interest in snaring defender Curtis Davies from his former club Birmingham City.

Davies played a key role at the heart of the Blues' defence under Hughton last season, as he led the Midlands club to the Championship play-offs.

And, following his appointment by the Canaries this summer, Hughton has revealed he would like to bring his former captain with him to East Anglia.

“I do like him very much and had the ­opportunity to work with him. He is a player I admire,” he told the Daily Mirror.

“You make enquiries on which players might be available through agents and clubs. I do have the capabilities to be able to strengthen the squad and I would like to do that.”

Norwich recently announced the signing of Steven Whittaker from Rangers but saw international clearance for the move rejected due to the Scottish club's liquidation and subsequent change in ownership.

But Hughton expressed his confidence that the transfer will go ahead, adding: “I am just pleased to have him on the training pitch, he is a good addition for us.

“I understand it is an issue on people’s minds but I have to leave it to the administrators.”

And, when asked if he thought Whittaker might be forced back to Ibrox, the 53-year-old said: “I don’t see that being the case.”