Matthew Bates from Middlesbrough is the first signing of the week, coming in on loan until April 28th.
Bates has a 24 hour recall clause which Boro can activate after his first month on Norfolk.
The big question now has to be whether or not he is an alternative to Martin Taylor, or if our new back-line is going to be Mo, Master Bates, Tiny, Semi (I think you’re going to get some real mileage out of this one Mr Waghorn).
PS a little word of advice. Whatever you do don’t search for Matthew Bates on Google images unless you’ve got SafeSearch turned on. My word.