can confirm Alan Lee is poised to join the Canaries on loan from

Crystal Palace until the end of the season, subject to the relevant

paperwork being completed.

The 6ft 3ins Republic of Ireland international striker began his

career at Aston Villa but was unable to breakthrough to the first team

at Villa Park. During his time at Villa the 30-year-old had loan spells

at Torquay United and Port Vale before moving on to Burnley.

It was with later Rotherham United that he really gained his

reputation as a powerful front man with an eye for goal. He scored 37

league goals in 111 outings for the Millers between 2000-01 and

2003-04. He was linked with a move to Carrow Road in the summer of 2003

but instead completed an £850,000 switch to Cardiff City. After

three seasons with the Welsh side he joined City''s rivals Ipswich Town

in 2006 and scored 31 goals in 103 appearances before moving on to

Selhurst Park in August 2008.

City boss Bryan Gunn told First News: "Alan brings power and having

watched him myself over the last two years and in games against Norwich

City he''s a very awkward customer to play against. He''s got tenacity,

he chases lost causes and he provides a goal threat.

"With the seven games we have got left he''s very keen to come here

and do well. He could have signed for another Championship club who

were interested in him, which shows that he is committed to coming and

playing for us."