Duo move on from Rangers

Kyle Lafferty (left) and Steven Whittaker have joined new clubs

Kyle Lafferty (left) and Steven Whittaker have joined new clubs

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Kyle Lafferty and Steven Whittaker put the Rangers saga behind them by completing moves to new clubs.

Norwich confirmed the signing of defender Whittaker on a four-year deal, while Swiss club FC Sion landed striker Kyle Lafferty on a three-year deal.

Both players this week rejected a transfer to the newco Rangers.

Scotland international defender Whittaker announced on Sunday he would not be reporting back to Murray Park for training this week.

And Northern Ireland international striker Lafferty followed suit, considering himself free to find a new club.

Norwich announced the signing of 28-year-old Whittaker, subject to international clearance, becoming new manager Chris Hughton's first signing in the process.

Whittaker enjoyed a successful five years at Ibrox following a £2million move from Hibernian, winning Scottish Premier League titles, Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups.

Hughton told the club's official website, www.canaries.co.uk: "In Steven we have a player who is very versatile.

"He can play anywhere across the back four and anywhere across midfield, so there's plenty of versatility there. It's probably a good time for him. Sometimes it is time to move on to a different club and go there with a lot of enthusiasm and he has international experience too.

"He has of course been used to playing at a very high level when he was at Rangers and in a lot of big games with a passionate crowd behind him. So the stage of the Premier League is certainly one that won't faze him with his experience."

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