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CITY LOAN DORRANS UNTIL END OF SEASON

26 March 2015

Dorrans: I'm delighted to be here

GRAHAM Dorrans will remain with Norwich City until May 25 after completing an emergency loan move from West Bromwich Albion.

The midfielder initially joined the Canaries for a month in February but now sees his stay extended to the end of the season, including a potential Sky Bet Championship playoff campaign.

Alex Neil said: “I’m really pleased we’ve got Graham on board to the end of the season. When he first came here he needed some match time, but he’s got better game-by-game.

“As a player, he’s got a football brain, he can get about the pitch, he’s physically strong and he can carry out a variety of roles within the team. He’s very versatile, which is ideal for a manager.

“Between now and the end of the season, his progress in terms of his dominance in games will only continue.”

Dorrans, 27, has played eight times for City since linking up with Neil’s squad on February 19.

He has started the last five matches and on agreeing to prolong his stay at Carrow Road, he added: “I’m delighted to be here for the remainder of the season.

“I feel as though I’ve settled in well over the last few games and that I’m up to speed with the rest of the boys.

“We’ve got some tough games coming up but hopefully we can get as many points as we can, and that it will be enough to get in the top two.”

Signing for West Brom from Livingston in 2008, Dorrans has featured 189 times for the Baggies, scoring 25 goals over the course of six-and-a-half years at the Hawthorns.

He enjoyed a memorable first full season in English football, with an impressive goal return of 18 from midfield helping Albion to clinch promotion to the Premier League at the end of the 2009-2010 campaign.

That form saw Dorrans named PFA Championship Fans' Player of the Year, while also being named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.

He has also earned ten caps for Scotland since making his international debut in 2009.

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