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Norwich have completed the signing of Stephen Elliott on loan from Preston until the end of the season.

The Republic of Ireland international has slipped down the pecking order at Deepdale this season, with the loan signing of Danny Welbeck in January further hindering his cause.

Jon Parkin, Chris Brown and Neil Mellor all lie ahead of him in the Lilywhites pecking order and he has decided to join Norwich in an effort to find regular first-team football.

Eliott will go straight into Paul Lambert's squad for Saturday's home date with Yeovil.

"I just feel it's vital we bring in somebody to boost the other lads, to keep them on their toes," said Lambert.

"He's different from what we've got. He'll chase lost causes and he'll do great for us, I think.

"The time to strike is when you're doing well, not when you're struggling. That's my thinking. If anything happens to somebody else you have to have other people to come in and give the rest a hand. That's always been my view.

"Cody McDonald's still injured, Luke Daley has been injured. It's incredible what Oli Johnson has done at the minute but we don't really have that much cover."