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STEVEN NAISMITH: PROFILE

19 January 2016

An in-depth look at City's new signing

Full name: Steven John Naismith

Date of birth: September 14, 1986

Nationality: Scottish

NORWICH City have confirmed the signing of Scottish international Steven Naismith for an undisclosed fee.

Naismith joins from Barclays Premier League rivals Everton, having made 10 league appearances this season and scoring three goals in the process.

The forward started his senior career north of the border with Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership, where he made over 100 appearances and scored 29 goals.

This form earned him a move to Rangers, which was where Naismith had begun his youth career at back in 2000.

He enjoyed a successful and trophy-laden spell whilst playing for The Gers, winning three Premiership titles and two Scottish Cups as well as three Scottish League Cups.

With the liquidation of the Rangers Football Club PLC in 2012, Naismith joined Everton on a free transfer.

Naismith went on to make over 100 appearances for the Toffees which included scoring a perfect hat-trick against Chelsea earlier this season.

The Scottish international has made over 40 appearances for his national side since 2007, playing alongside fellow Canaries Russell Martin, Steven Whittaker and Graham Dorrans in the process.

Naismith has been praised for his charitable work whilst at Rangers and Everton, which has included being an ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland, as well as donating Everton tickets to jobcentres in Liverpool to be given to the unemployed who were searching for work.



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