Norwich keeper Matthews set for Hamilton loan

Norwich manager Alex Neil

HITC Sport understands Norwich goalkeeper Remi Matthews has agreed a new deal before a loan move to Scotland.

Remi Matthews in goal for BurtonRemi Matthews in goal for Burton

Norwich City goalkeeper Remi Matthews has signed a new deal at the club and agreed a loan move to Scottish Premiership side Hamilton, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Matthews, who is highly-rated at Norwich, was entering the final year of his contract at Carrow Road and the club have moved to tie him down to a longer deal before sanctioning a loan switch to Scotland.

The 22-year-old has come through the ranks at Norwich, but is yet to make his first-team debut for the Canaries.

Matthews enjoyed two loan spells out at Burton Albion and Doncaster Rovers last season, making 15 appearances in total during his stints at both clubs.

Norwich manager Alex NeilNorwich manager Alex Neil

The shot-stopper is well down the pecking order at Norwich with John Ruddy, Declan Rudd and Jake Keane all ahead of him in the goalkeeping ranks and Norwich boss Alex Neil is thought to be willing to let Matthews go out on loan in a bid to get valuable first-team experience under his belt.

Hamilton Academical manager Martin CanningHamilton Academical manager Martin Canning

A number of clubs are understood to have expressed an interest in signing Matthews on loan, but Hamilton have moved quickly to agree a deal with former boss Neil for the keeper.

Hamilton are in the market for a new goalkeeper after seeing Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 hero Michael McGovern leave the club this summer after seeing out his contract.

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