Peterborough United have completed the short-term signing of midfielder David Norris.

Peterborough United have signed former Leeds United midfielder David Norris on a three-month deal until the end of the campaign and the 33-year-old goes straight into the squad for Saturday's Sky Bet League One encounter with Rochdale at the ABAX Stadium. 

The paperwork was completed with the Football League in time for him to be involved against Dale this afternoon.

Norris, who was born in Peterborough, trained with his new team-mates on Friday and will wear the number 23 shirt, which has been vacated by Tyrone Barnett.

Norris has made over 400 career appearances for a host of clubs including Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town and Portsmouth and will bring plenty of experience to the dressing room.

Boss Darren Ferguson said: 'I feel in that area of the pitch we needed a bit of experience as since Grant McCann left we have a lot of youth in that area. He knows the game very well, he has good experience at a higher level and he just wants to get back playing football.

'I am delighted to get him in the squad and am looking forward to working with him. He has a good understanding of the game, he will get into the box, he can play centrally or in a number 10 so gives us different options.

'He is a good talker, a good organiser and ticks a lot of the boxes that I wanted to tick. He comes in at a good time,' Ferguson said.

Norris added: 'It has happened quickly. I was at Leeds United until last week and that ended quicker than I expected so the last few days there have been a few conversations and I am pleased it is all done and dusted and I can concentrate on playing football.

'I lived in Peterborough until I was 19. I grew up here, I know the city, I know the club and having trained with my team-mates, I know that they are a good bunch and I just cannot wait to get started.'