The Coasters have completed a deal to bring Norwich City’s Timi Odusina to the club on loan for the remainder of the season.

Odusina, 19, who can play in his preferred central defender position or as a full-back, joins the club following experience in the Canaries’ U23 side, where he has clocked up 29 appearances in the Premier League 2.

He joined the Norwich academy following his formative years spent with Arsenal, progressing through the U16’s whilst managed by Norwich City legend Darren Huckerby.

“The link with Norwich and the fact we have been in close contact with them regarding Mason has really helped with this one,” said manager Dave Challinor.

“Timi comes very highly recommended and is a player they have really high hopes for.”

“He captains their U23 team and will give us good options and flexibility defensively as someone who can play at centre half or in full-back positions and I’m sure he’ll fit in really well.

Desire to Fight

Well rated in the Norwich set-up, Odusina was a substitute in the Canaries’ 4-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday in November – however, didn’t manage to get on the pitch.

This move, however, presents him with his first chance in senior football, and it’s one he can’t wait to get his teeth sunk into.

“What excited me the most about the move was looking at the table and seeing that we were right in the playoffs,” said Timi on his loan move.

“It’s every player’s desire to be fighting for something, and in making the step up and having something to fight for, it gives us that extra momentum.”

“The games against Wrexham and Solihull Moors really excite me, as they are massive games.

But the bigger the challenge, the more I rise to it, so I’m really looking forward to getting out there and playing.”

This Saturday

Timi Odusina will wear number 18 for the Coasters, and is available for this weekend’s clash against Wrexham.

Tickets are available online and in the club shop – and fans are urged to purchase in advance to avoid congestion.