It’s been a typically busy summer of recruitment across the division, and though the loan market could get very busy once the Championship and Prmeier League windows shut next Friday, most clubs look to have done the bulk of their business ahead of the opening day. Here, Phil Smith picks out thirteen deals that have caught the eye…
1. James Norwood - Ipswich Town
32 goals last year. Approaching his prime and ready to step up in a side that should create plenty of chances.
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2. Jordan Willis to Sunderland
Could have gone to the Championship, but instead brings his pace and aerial strength to the Sunderland defence. Alongside the steady Conor McLaughlin, should greatly improve the Black Cats.
Photo: Ian Horrocks
3. Marcus Harness to Portsmouth
Serious pace, direct and a good dribbler. In short, the perfect winger for Kenny Jackett’s reliable system.
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4. Paul Coutts to Fleetwood Town
Experience, energy and professionalism. As good a midfielder as you could expect to sign at this level.
Photo: Gareth Copley