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Wolves capture defender Shackell

Jason Shackell
Shackell has been impressed by the Wolves set up

Wolves have signed defender Jason Shackell from Championship rivals Norwich for an undisclosed fee.

The former Canaries captain, 24, came through the ranks at Carrow Road and leaves after having played 131 games for the club.

Shackell has signed a four-year contract with the Molineux outfit.

"Wolves are a massive club with great facilities and a good, young squad and I'm delighted to be a part of it," he told the Wolves website.

"I'd come through the Academy at Norwich and have been there for eight years.

"As much as I definitely loved my time there it is also the right time to move on.

"I'm leaving behind some good people and a lot of friends but to have the opportunity to move to a club like Wolves is one I'm really looking forward to.

"The stadium and the training ground here are superb and the pitch is in great condition. I just can't wait to get to work."

Shackell was the subject of a bid from Wolves earlier in the summer, but at the time the Canaries were short of defensive options.

Canaries boss Glenn Roeder has since signed Dejan Stefanovic from Fulham, and secured loan deals for Celtic's John Kennedy and Spurs youngster Troy Archibald-Henville.




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