Walsall FC are delighted to announce the signing of right-back Cameron Norman from Oxford United on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old becomes the Saddlers’ fourth signing of the January transfer window – and second in as many days following the arrival of Scott Laird on loan from Forest Green Rovers yesterday.
“I’m absolutely buzzing,” said Norman, who will wear shirt number 28.
“I’m predominantly a right-back but I love to get forward just as much as I love defending. You can expect to see me flying down the right-hand side.
“The manager has told me to play freely and make sure I know my roles and responsibilities.
“I want to contribute to the team, whether that is going forward and getting crosses in or defending and keeping those all-important clean sheets.
“I’m a defender first and foremost so a clean sheet is something I will be striving for.
“I want to be successful with Walsall and bring success to both the club and myself, which will hopefully come hand in hand.”
Boss Dean Keates commented: “We’re over the moon to add Cameron to the squad. He’s joining us on a long-term contract and is someone we see as being a useful addition to the club going forward.
“He’s a big, strong right-back who defends the back post well and gets forward. He’s at the right age for us to work with him and he’ll add competition to the players that are already here.”
Norman came through the youth ranks of his hometown club Norwich City and helped the Canaries win the FA Youth Cup in 2013.
He played 27 matches on loan at Woking before taking in spells at Norwich United, Concord Rangers, Needham Market and King’s Lynn Town, scoring seven goals in 51 appearances last term.
Signing for Oxford last summer, the defender made his U’s debut in their EFL Cup win over Coventry last August and featured 12 times for United in total.
Subject to necessary clearance, Norman will be eligible for tomorrow's League One match at Gillingham.