James Husband: Norwich City bring in Middlesbrough left-back

James Husband
James Husband made just one Premier League appearance for Middlesbrough last season

Norwich City have signed left-back James Husband from Championship rivals Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

Husband made just eight appearances for Boro in his four years at the club after joining from Doncaster in 2013.

But the 23-year-old has spent time out on loan and Fulham and Huddersfield and has played 110 senior matches.

He moves to Carrow Road after talks broke down to make Ajax left-back Mitchell Dijks' loan deal permanent.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke said:external-link "James is quick, he's technically good and knows how to defend. There are some things he needs to improve but he's young and his attitude and character are excellent.

"He's a young guy with lots of potential, but he also already has strong experience of playing in the Championship. He's an excellent fit for our squad."

Meanwhile, Norwich have confirmed first-team coach Frankie McAvoy has left the club by mutual consent, having been taken to Carrow Road by former boss Alex Neil.

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