Warnock delighted with second Leeds United summer signing

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LEEDS United have confirmed their second signing of the summer with the free transfer capture of Norwich City defender Adam Drury.

The 33-year-old left back will join on a two-year contract from from July 1 after leaving the Canaries for who he made more than 350 appearances.

Drury was part of the Norwich side that edged out United to win the League One title and then won back to back promotions with Norwich as they went up to the Premier League. He made 16 appearances last season, but went out of contract this summer.

Leeds manager Neil Warnock is delighted to welcome the vastly experienced left back to his squad.

He told the United website: “He’s a player I’ve looked at for many years.

“He’s a very good professional. I think he’s a good defender, he’s quick and I thought we needed a bit of experience in certain places, and that desire and will. And with Adam you know what you’re going to get.

“I’m delighted to have him. He’s got the experience we need. He played 16 times for Norwich last season and he’s better than a lot of full-backs in the Premier League.

“He’s a good lad. That’s half the battle as well. It gives us a good mix because we’ve got young Pearcey on that side as well so we can put that to bed now and move on to a different area.

“When you speak to him he’s full of enthusiasm and when you get released from a club you want to prove people wrong. </P>

“There’s a few times I’ve wanted to kick him over the years! We’ve always had a rapport when my teams have played against him and I think he knows I’ve always respected him.

“I tried to sign him at Sheffield United a few years back and it wasn’t to be, but I’ve kept my eye on him ever since. He’ll love it here. You can’t play with fear at Elland Road and I think Adam will enjoy that part.”