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Canaries 'gamble' on striker Cort

Carl Cort
Cort played 78 times for Wolves after leaving Newcastle

Norwich have signed former Newcastle striker Carl Cort until the end of the season after he impressed on trial.

The 31-year-old had been without a club since leaving Spanish side UD Marbella in the summer.

Cort has suffered chronic knee problems and Canaries manager Glenn Roeder described the signing to BBC Radio Norfolk as 'a calculated gamble'.

The striker was with Leicester City last season and scored against Chelsea in the 4-3 Carling Cup defeat.

Cort has been working with former West Ham physio John Green in a bid to return to full fitness.

The ex-Wolves and Wimbledon striker told BBC Radio Norfolk his knee problems became so bad he almost retired from football.

"About this time last year I was considering calling it a day because I've had a series of problems with my knee for several years now.

"I think it got to a certain point where I don't think everybody understood how bad it was."

Cort impressed Roeder enough during a two-week trial to earn a short-term contract and he goes into the squad for the trip to Watford on Wednesday.

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see also
Chelsea 4-3 Leicester
31 Oct 07 |  League Cup
Leicester swoop for striker Cort
08 Jun 07 |  Leicester
Cort secures Wolves switch
25 Jan 04 |  Wolves
Robson blocks Cort exit
28 Mar 03 |  Newcastle
Cort surgery lined up
26 Nov 01 |  Newcastle United

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