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15 March 2013

Korey Smith flies Canaries nest

Latics have signed midfield man Korey Smith on a one month emergency loan from Barclays Premier League club Norwich City.

Smith, who will wear the No 23 shirt, steps straight into the squad for tomorrow's home npower League One match against AFC Bournemouth subject to Football League and Premier League clearance.

Latics have acted quickly to replace club captain Dean Furman who yesterday joined Doncaster Rovers on loan.

The 22-year-old Smith, who can also play right back, has already made a total of 104 career appearances for the Canaries and during loan spells at Barnsley and Yeovil.

Smith made his debut for Norwich City in April 2009 and featured regularly in the team which won the npower League One title in 2009/10.

In the first half of last season, Smith was also regular in the side which went on to win promotion to the Premier League.

Smith spent the second half of last season on loan at Barnsley and was also loaned to Yeovil between September/December 2012.

He has made 73 first-team appearances for the Canaries, 12 for Barnsley and 19 for Yeovil.

Look out on the official website later for an exclusive interview with Smith who is pictured being welcomed to Boundary Park by Caretaker Manager Tony Philliskirk.  

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