Norwich manager Alex Neil has said that he is very happy with the competition in the squad with the new arrivals having come in during this month so far, reports The Eastern Daily Press.

Neil has been very active this month in the transfer window. Norwich have made five new additions to their squad; Matt Jarvis permanently from West Ham, Ivo Pinto from Dinamo Zagreb, Ben Godfrey from York, Timm Klose from Wolfsburg and Steven Naismith from Everton.

This has added to the strength in-depth of the squad and adds the extra competition for places that Alex Neil is very pleased with and wants to have. Also, Norwich are not quite done yet in the window so further competition could be added.

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If you are a player and a new signing comes in I think there are two schools of thought. You either go, ‘Oh no, my position could be in jeopardy’ or the others think, ‘Good, we have another good player in the building to help us succeed’ so there will be mixed emotions.

We don’t want to bring in players in a similar mould to what we have got. We are looking to stretch it and attract an even better calibre of player. We are happy with the business we have done but the proof will be on what happens between now and the end of the season.

We got some finance in and that allowed us to do what we wanted and bring in who we feel is going to contribute to the starting XI

Patrick Bamford has been heavily linked with a move to the Canaries over the last few days and is a move that looks very close to completion. This deal is likely to conclude Alex Neil’s business for this month.