Norris ties up Town switch

Midfielder signs three-and-a-half year contract at Portman Road

Norris: Completed Ipswich move

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Ipswich Town have completed the signing of long-term target David Norris from Plymouth Argyle.

The midfielder has agreed a contract until 2011 at Portman Road after Plymouth accepted an undisclosed fee.

Plymouth had already rejected two bids from Ipswich, but found the third offer from their Championship rivals too tempting to refuse.

Town boss Jim Magilton is delighted to finally capture Norris and expects the player to have a key role over the coming weeks.

Reluctance

"I have watched David's career closely over the last few years and I'm delighted to have him now at this football club," Magilton told the Club website.

"It has been well documented that we have been trying to get him to Portman Road and I can fully understand Plymouth's reluctance to let him leave.

"Good players are always in demand and David's a very good player. He has all the attributes to help take this club where we want it to be."

Meanwhile, Ipswich have completed the signing of Derby County goalkeeper Stephen Bywater on loan until the end of the season.