Keeper Magnus Norman has joined the Blues on a two-year deal as he becomes manager Chris Beech’s eighth signing of a busy week.
London-born Norman, 23, joined Fulham at the age of nine and turned professional with his boyhood club in the winter of 2014, when he was just 17-years-old.
He enjoyed loan spells with Farnborough, Hayes & Yeading and Southport – where he was described as a ‘key player’ – before he first caught the eye of Chris Beech during a half-season loan spell with Rochdale.
“Magnus joins us having been at Fulham, and he's also represented England at youth level,” the manager said. “He's 6ft 5, 23 years of age and built like a tank.
“He's got a great range of kicking, including height and distance and I've seen him throw a ball further than some people can kick it.”
“He's a young goalkeeper, but one of those that's been out on loan and got as much experience as he could with the support of Fulham,” he added. “He’s played Conference football at 18 and 19 and had a spell with Rochdale in League One, when I was there.
“Fast-forward 18 months and he's that little bit older, little bit wiser for the experiences he’s enjoyed, and itching to make a positive impact.
“Magnus is definitely a player that will benefit from coming to us. He could have stayed at Fulham and been third choice, played in bounce games and under-23 football, but he's another that doesn't want to do that.
“He wants to push, battle for the opportunity to be a first-choice goalkeeper at a good club like ours and advance his career.
“He has all the attributes to do that. The groundwork has been done in terms of loan experience, so the support and development he now needs is something he'll one hundred percent get from us.”