Chief executive Neil Doncaster has admitted Norwich were thwarted in adding to their squad on transfer deadline day due to the snow.
Manager Bryan Gunn brought in Adrian Leijer, Cody McDonald, Alan Gow and Chris Killen in the last few days of the window but was also close to signing a Premier League defender on loan.
Doncaster said: "Late in the day, we became aware of a Premier League centre-back who was to be let out on a half-season loan."
He aaded: "But with the snow closing in, and the minutes ticking by, the 5pm deadline arrived moments before he drove through the gates at his blizzard-swept club.
"So, despite the valiant attempts of the player to get in to sign the forms, the loan could not be completed.
"But all is not lost. Although Premier League clubs are now forbidden from making any more signings, Football League clubs are not."
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