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Warnock - Norris will add competition to midfield

Warnock - Norris will add competition to midfield

Leeds United boss Neil Warnock believes David Norris will add competition to the midfield after a deal to bring the player to Elland Road was agreed.

Norris will sign for Leeds on completion of a successful medical and become Warnock`s ninth signing of the summer.

The combative midfielder will battle for a place in the centre of midfield with fellow new signings Paul Green and Rodolph Austin as well as Michael Brown, who is expected to sign a new one-year deal next week.

Warnock is delighted to sign another player that he has been a long-time admirer of. Speaking on the official website, Warnock said, "I`ve always liked him since he was at Plymouth and I`ve followed him since then.

"He has good energy and the way we are at the moment you can`t get enough good players in that area. I think he`ll fit in well. He`ll fight for his place and give us the competition."

Norris had short spells with Boston United and Hull City before making his mark at Plymouth Argyle.

The midfielder spent six years at Home Park where he made over 200 appearances in six years with the club.

He moved to Ipswich Town in 2008 in a deal worth £2 million and he spent three seasons with the Suffolk club, making 118 appearances and chipping in with 16 goals.

Portsmouth beat Leeds to his signature last summer, when he joined the South coast club on a free transfer.

Despite Portsmouth struggling both on and off the pitch last season, Norris scored 8 times in 42 appearances.

Leeds have beaten off completion from Yorkshire neighbours Sheffield Wednesday for his signature with Norris having already held talks with Wednesday about a move to Hillsborough.

Norris will become Leeds ninth signing this summer and the fourth to join from Portsmouth with Jason Pearce, Luke Varney and Jamie Ashdown already arriving this summer.

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Date:Thursday July 26 2012
Time: 1:42PM

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