Norwich City manager Paul Lambert is delighted to have signed Leon Barnett at the second attempt after concluding a loan deal for the West Brom defender.
Skysports.com revealed on Wednesday that the Canaries had lined up a move for Barnett after Michael Nelson joined Zak Whitbread on the injury list.
Barnett, who played in West Brom's Carling Cup win over Leyton Orient on Tuesday, spent most of last season on loan at Coventry City and now returns to the Championship.
Lambert was keen to sign the 24-year-old last term and is confident Barnett can make an impact after moving to Carrow Road until January.
"With Michael being out for a few weeks now we felt it was the right thing to bring someone in to strengthen in that area and Leon was someone we tried to bring in last year," Lambert told the club's official website.
"He's a quality player who has played Premier League football as well as having solid experience at Championship level, so I'm delighted we've been able to bring him in.
"He's here until January so he will provide competition for places when Michael and Zak are fit again, which I think you've got to have."