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Steven Whittaker leaves Rangers for Norwich City and FC Sion announce signing of Kyle Lafferty

Updated: Saturday, 30 Jun 2012 14:03 | Comments

Kyle Lafferty (l) and Steven Whittaker have left Rangers
Kyle Lafferty (l) and Steven Whittaker have left Rangers

Kyle Lafferty and Steven Whittaker today put the Rangers saga behind them by completing moves to new clubs.

Norwich confirmed the signing of defender Whittaker on a four-year deal, while Swiss club FC Sion landed striker Kyle Lafferty on a three-year deal.

Both players this week rejected a transfer to the newco Rangers.

Whittaker, 28, was a free agent and becomes new manager Chris Hughton's first signing.

Hughton told the club's official website: "In Steven we have a player who is very versatile - he can play anywhere across the back four and anywhere across midfield, so there's plenty of versatility there.

"It's probably a good time for him. Sometimes it is time to move on to a different club and go there with a lot of enthusiasm and he has international experience too.

"He has of course been used to playing at a very high level when he was at Rangers and in a lot of big games with a passionate crowd behind him.

"So the stage of the Premier League is certainly one that won't faze him with his experience."

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