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Kyle Lafferty joy as he eyes Leeds deal

By Graham Luney

Kyle Lafferty has admitted he's excited at the prospect of a move to Leeds United. The Northern Ireland striker is expected to secure a six-month loan switch to Elland Road.

If the Norwich City frontman impresses for the Championship side he could be handed a permanent deal in the summer when he will bid to continue his stunning form for Northern Ireland at the Euro 2016 finals.

Lafferty said on Twitter yesterday that the clubs had not yet agreed a deal but the chance of playing alongside his international team-mate Stuart Dallas was appealing.

"Just to clarify a few things. I wasn't at the Leeds game yesterday," said the Fermanagh man. "I am overwhelmed at the interest from Leeds Utd as I understand how passionate the club and their fans are. At the moment I am still a Norwich City player and I will continue to work hard and try and force my way into the team. I will train and concentrate on our FA Cup match against Man City on Saturday."

Despite finding the net seven times as Northern Ireland qualified for the Euro 2016 finals, Lafferty has been starved of first team action with the Canaries.

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