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Norwich win loan race for Kennedy

John Kennedy
Kennedy had been training with Motherwell in Austria

Celtic defender John Kennedy has agreed to join Norwich on loan until January.

The 24-year-old had been at Motherwell's training camp in Austria, but the Fir Park club could not match Celtic's financial demands.

Preston were also interested in taking the centre-half but Kennedy has agreed a move to the Canaries.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge and lining up with a couple of familiar faces in David Marshall and Mark Fotheringham," said Kennedy.

"I would like to thank Motherwell and Preston and their managers, Mark McGhee and Alan Irvine, who have shown interest in me."


A serious knee injury sustained with Scotland in 2004 kept Kennedy out of the game for nearly three years.

And he has recently returned to full fitness after damaging his knee again against Shakhtar Donetsk in November.

see also
Well's McLean could miss season
19 Jul 08 |  Motherwell
Malcolm seals Motherwell switch
26 Feb 08 |  Motherwell
Strachan buoyed by Kennedy news
30 Nov 07 |  Celtic

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