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Norwich City capture MK Dons' Aaron Wilbraham

Aaron Wilbraham
Wilbraham was banned for MK Dons' 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday

Norwich City are set to complete the signing of striker Aaron Wilbraham from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee.

The 31-year-old will join on a loan deal initially, making him available for the New Year's Day visit of QPR.

But the move will become permanent later that day with the former Stockport man signing an 18-month deal.

"It's a massive club and a great opportunity for me to come and play in the Championship," Wilbraham told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"It all came about quite suddenly but I just couldn't wait for the move to happen.

"I've come to be part of a great team and just being involved in the squad is good for me.


"Norwich have always been a club I've admired in the past and to come and play in the Championship for a club like this is the best feeling in the world for me."

Wilbraham has scored three times in 12 games this season for the League One Dons and was sent off in his last outing, a 2-0 defeat by Notts County.

The frontman started his career with Stockport and scored 36 times in 185 appearances before joining Hull City for £100,000 in the summer of 2004.

It is likely he will act as backup to City's leading scorer Grant Holt, who until now had been boss Paul Lambert's only recognised target man.

"Wherever I've been there's been two big target men to come in when one is injured or suspended as well as maybe both playing together," he added.

"I'm going to try and grab this chance with both hands, I had loads of friends texting me yesterday saying it was a great chance for me and I'm going to try and hang onto it."

Wilbraham had just one season with Hull, which included two goals in 20 games and a one-month loan spell at Oldham.

A switch to the Dons followed in June 2005 and he has gone on to feature 202 times, finding the net on 57 occasions.

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see also
Wilbraham signs new Dons contract
23 Dec 08 |  Milton Keynes
Surgery to end Wilbraham season
05 Apr 07 |  Milton Keynes
Wilbraham seals Bantams loan move
01 Mar 06 |  Bradford
Wilbraham turns down Peterborough
13 Feb 06 |  Peterborough
Dons complete deal for Wilbraham
06 Jul 05 |  Milton Keynes
Wilbraham seals Oldham loan deal
29 Oct 04 |  Oldham
Hull land Wilbraham
09 Jul 04 |  Hull

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