Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Leeds United Sign Adam Drury From Norwich

Norwich City defender Adam Drury has agreed a deal to join Leeds United from July 1. The experienced left back will join on a two-year contract next month after agreeing a deal to become Neil Warnock's second signing of the summer.The 33-year-old, who was rewarded with a testimonial match against Celtic at Carrow Road in May, arrives with a wealth of experience, having made over 350 appearances for the Canaries. Drury was a member of the Norwich side which won back to back promotions from League One to the Premier League and he made 16 appearances last term, the majority coming in the second half of the campaign. Adam is out of contract at Norwich this summer and the United manager says he is delighted to welcome the left back to his squad. "From July 1 he will be our player and he's a player I've looked at for many years," said the boss. "He's a very good professional. I think he's a good defender, he's quick and I thought we needed a bit of experience in certain places, and that desire and will. And with Adam you know what you're going to get. "I'm delighted to have him. He's got the experience we need. He played 16 times for Norwich last season and he's better than a lot of full backs in the Premier League. "He's a good lad. That's half the battle as well. It gives us a good mix because we've got young Pearcey on that side as well so we can put that to bed now and move on to a different area. "When you speak to him he's full of enthusiasm and when you get released from a club you want to prove people wrong. "There's a few times I've wanted to kick him over the years! We've always had a rapport when my teams have played against him and I think he knows I've always respected him. "I tried to sign him at Sheffield United a few years back and it wasn't to be, but I've kept my eye on him ever since. He'll love it here. You can't play with fear at Elland Road and I think Adam will enjoy that part." Adam joins former Portsmouth captain Jason Pearce in becoming the club's second summer recruit.

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