As expected, young Patrick Bamford has once again hit the loan trail, trying his luck at another Premier League team after his four months to forget at Crystal Palace during the first half of this season.
DONE DEAL | City sign @ChelseaFC striker @Patrick_Bamford on loan until end of the season. Story to follow. #ncfc pic.twitter.com/QGmEmTaP4M— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) January 30, 2016
Sitting just two points above the drop zone, Norwich are fully embroiled in the relegation battle. Manager Alex Neil is hoping that the 22-year-old will provide competition for his misfiring group of strikers, which includes Dieumerci Mbokani (4 goals in 15) and Cameron Jerome (3 goals in 23). Steven Naismith arrived recently as well from Everton and scored on his debut, so Bamford will certainly have his work cut out for him.
"I'm really happy to be here, and the sooner I'm able to get involved the better. That's what I want to do personally, but it's also about helping Norwich to get the points required to stay in the league."
-Patrick Bamford; source: Norwich City FC
Hopefully this loan goes better than the last. Good luck, Bamfordinho!