Norwich sign Blackburn keeper Bunn

Norwich goalkeeper Mark BunnNorwich City have signed Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Mark Bunn for an undisclosed fee, with the 27-year-old putting pen to paper on a two-year deal, with an option for a third.

Bunn joined Blackburn from Northampton in 2008 but only made 15 appearances for the Lancashire team, having loan spells with Leicester City and Sheffield United in 2009 and 2010 respectively. However, speaking to Norwich City’s official site, manager Chris Hughton said: “I’m delighted to have signed Mark, he is a ‘keeper that will give us valuable experience and competition at first team level.”

The English goalkeeper has not played a first-team game since Blackburn’s 2 – 1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle in the FA Cup in January after missing the end of last season with a hip injury. He will provide competition for England goalkeeper John Ruddy and England Under-21 squad member Declan Rudd at Norwich.

Also speaking to the Canaries’ official site, Bunn said: “I’m delighted to be here to start a new challenge and I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and getting to know the other lads. It’s a good time for Norwich – it will be a tough season and I think we’ll do well.”