Preston North End striker Stephen Elliott is to join League One leaders Norwich City on loan until the end of the season.

The Republic of Ireland striker has fallen down the pecking order at Deepdale since the arrival of Danny Welbeck on loan from Manchester United.

Boss Darren Ferguson said: ‘It gives him an opportunity to go and get games because he hasn't had many.

‘I felt, because it was Norwich, it was a good one for him and he was keen on going.’