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Transfer deadline day round-up: How did your team fare?

Yanic Wildschut replaced Robbie Brady at Norwich City. Credit: Norwich City/Burnley FC

The transfer window has now closed, meaning our clubs are now stuck with what they've got until the summer.

Deadline day is always dramatic, and this was no different, with a series of players making late moves.

Andy Ward kept a watching brief of all the comings and goings throughout the day for us, so how did he think our teams fared?

Norwich City

Yanic Wildschut (left) and Mitchell Dijks (right) both made switches to Carrow Road. Credit: PA
  • Ins: Mitchell Dijks (Ajax, loan), Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic, £7m)
  • Outs: Robbie Brady (Burnley, £13m), Sergi Canós (Brentford, £2.5m), Carlton Morris (Rotherham United, loan)
  • Grade: B

Norwich will be quietly pleased with their business on deadline day. Of course, losing a player of the quality of Robbie Brady was a blow, but a fee of £13 million was always going to be hard to turn down.

They've replaced him well though, with exciting Wigan Athletic winger Yanic Wildschut making the move to Carrow Road. The 25-year-old will give the Canaries an injection of pace they've been lacking all season, and on paper, his partnership with fellow new arrival and compatriot Mitchell Dijks on the left-hand side could be very productive.

The last time Norwich went 'double dutch' was when Raymond de Waard and Fernando Derveld joined in the early noughties, and trust me, these two can't be any worse than that!

Sergi Canós was never really given a chance to show Alex Neil what he could do, so a switch back to Brentford where he's so highly thought of made sense for all parties, and young striker Carlton Morris will benefit from playing regularly in The Championship for the first time at Rotherham.

Ipswich Town

Dominic Samuel and Emyr Huws will both spend the rest of the season at Ipswich. Credit: PA
  • Ins: Dominic Samuel (Reading, loan), Emyr Huws (Cardiff City, loan)
  • Outs: None
  • Grade: C

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy admitted after their 3-0 defeat to Derby yesterday that it had been a "frustrating window" and it's hard to disagree with him.

Town did manage to bring in seven new faces overall, but the majority were loans and free transfers - with the only outlay spent on players from the non-league.

After selling Daryl Murphy in the summer, Ipswich desperately needed a permanent replacement and in two windows they've still not managed to achieve that.

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Both Dominic Samuel and Emyr Huws are decent enough talents and should add some vibrancy to the team, but how much longer can McCarthy continue to keep the club afloat with such a limited budget?

At least the club managed to keep hold of captain Luke Chambers who was interesting former club Nottingham Forest.

Losing him would have spelled real trouble.

Peterborough United

Craig Mackail-Smith is back at Peterborough United. Credit: PA
  • Ins: Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town, loan), Anthony Grant (Port Vale, undisclosed fee)
  • Outs: None
  • Grade: B-

I should have known better, but I fell for Darragh MacAnthony's tweet promising a "quiet day" at Peterborough United!

Posh don't really do "quiet" deadline days, so I shouldn't have been surprised to see two new faces come through the door.

Of course, one of those new faces wasn't really 'new', with club legend Craig Mackail-Smith signing up for his third spell on loan from Luton.

It'll be interesting to see if he can recapture anything like the form that earned him a £3 million move to Brighton from Posh in 2011, although his recent goal record suggests that's unlikely.

Port Vale's Anthony Grant also joined, and he should turn out to be a good addition.

In such a young team, his experience, athleticism and leadership could prove vital - especially as Posh look to get their play-off push back on track.

Southend United

Theo Robinson has been in great form for Lincoln City. Credit: PA
  • Ins: Theo Robinson (Lincoln City, undisclosed fee)
  • Outs: None
  • Grade: B

While we're on the subject of players moving back to their former clubs, striker Theo Robinson was another who was feeling nostalgic last night.

He re-signed for Southend United from FA Cup heroes Lincoln City where he's played a key role in getting the non-league side all the way to the fifth round.

The 28-year-old has rediscovered himself after dropping into the Conference and has started finding the back of the net again on a regular basis.

He was a hit with Southend in a loan spell eight years ago and I think he'll do well again this time out.

He's quick, he's powerful and he showed against Ipswich in the FA Cup that he can finish against higher opposition, so for a relatively small transfer fee - this was a risk worth taking.

MK Dons

Stuart O'Keefe was the only new arrival at MK Dons. Credit: PA
  • Ins: Stuart O'Keefe (Cardiff City, loan)
  • Outs: Kabongo Tshimanga (Yeovil Town, loan)
  • Grade: B

It was a relatively calm deadline for MK Dons who had got most of their business done already.

Cardiff midfielder Stuart O'Keefe did arrive though, and he has the makings of being a solid capture having played some of his career in the Premier League for Crystal Palace.

In terms of outgoings, a loan spell away for young striker Kabongo Tshimanga was a sensible move because game time was always going to be limited for him at stadium:mk for the rest of the campaign if he'd stayed put.

Northampton Town

Michael Smith has moved to Northampton Town on loan. Credit: PA
  • Ins: Michael Smith (Portsmouth, loan)
  • Outs: Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town, free)
  • Grade: B

New striker Michael Smith is no stranger to Northampton Town manager Justin Edinburgh, having worked with him at Newport County.

The pair had a good relationship there and this could be another good match.

At 6'4", the 25-year-old is different to what the Cobblers already have up front and he may well turn out to be the perfect foil for fellow forward Keshi Anderson.

Winger Alfie Potter wasn't really getting a look in at Sixfields, so allowing him to leave was always on the cards.

Best of the rest

Christian Walton left Kenilworth Road. Credit: PA

Losing England under 21 goalkeeper Christian Walton was a big blow for Luton Town, but they managed to bring in two replacements in the shape of Reading's Stuart Moore and Arsenal's Matt Macey to cover for his departure back to parent club Brighton.

Stevenage did some good business, signing up midfielder Jack King on a permanent deal and bringing in promising Arsenal striker Kaylen Hinds on loan - as did Colchester United who added goalkeeper Dean Brill and midfielder Sean Murray to their ranks.

Finally, Cambridge United wrapped up a really effective window by completing a move for Chesterfield's Liam O'Neil.

He should have no problems settling in, having grown up in the city as a kid.

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