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Norwich City sign Zak Whitbread and Oli Johnson

Zak Whitbread
Whitbread's career began at Liverpool before moving to The New Den

Norwich City have made two more January transfer window signings to bolster their League One promotion push.

American-born defender Zak Whitbread, 25, has joined the Canaries from League One rivals Millwall.

And he will be joined at Carrow Road by 22-year-old Oli Johnson, a former non-league striker who turned professional 15 months ago when he joined Stockport.

Both players have been signed for undisclosed fees, and have agreed two-and-a-half year contracts.

Whitbread was close to joining Swansea City last September, while Johnson was also the subject of an inquiry from a League One club, Peterborough United, who had a bid turned down.

Norwich boss Paul Lambert has now made four signings since the window re-opened last Friday.

Peterborough defender Russell Martin and Swindon Town winger Anthony McNamee both signed on Monday, also for undisclosed fees.



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