Norwich set to sign former Nottingham Forest keeper Camp

The 28-year-old will move to Carrow Road on a six-month deal for his second spell subject to paperwork being completed to provide extra cover for injured No.1 John Ruddy
Norwich are set to sign goalkeeper Lee Camp on a six-month deal following his release from Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Camp will sign a contract with the Premier League side until the end of the current season for his second spell at Carrow Road, and says the short-term deal suits both his and the Premier League side's needs.

"I'm delighted," he told the club's official website. "It all came around pretty quickly and it turned out to be a pretty straight forward decision in the end. I'm really pleased to be here.

"It's a six-month deal which I think suits both parties pretty well. I think it would add a little bit of competition and hopefully already here. Any player wants to be in the Premier League and I'm very fortunate to be given this opportunity to play at a Premier League club and challenge for a place in the team.

"A few things have changed around the training ground since my first spell here, but obviously a different atmosphere and feel about the place. I think it was about six years ag now that I was here, how time flies, but it helps to already know the area."

Manager Chris Hughton is pleased to bring in an experienced keeper in the absence of John Ruddy, who is still sidelined with a thigh injury, and revealed that it could lead to a loan move for current third-choice shot-stopper Declan Rudd in a bid to get the player more first-team experience.

"Lee will give us some really valuable experience alongside Mark Bunn with goalkeeper John Ruddy still out injured for a while," Hughton added.

"He's a proven goalkeeper and he's at a good age. He of course knows Norwich well having had a loan spell here a few years ago and the deal until the end of the season suits all parties.

"He will bring increased competition and will also allow us the chance to search for a loan move for Declan Rudd to get him some good first-team experience somewhere."