Fulham have completed the signing of Cardiff City goalkeeper Joe Lewis on a season-long loan deal.

The 27-year-old does not feature in Bluebirds manager Russell Slade’s first-team plans and the Whites have brought in the former Norwich youngster as cover for the injured Marcus Bettinelli.

Bettinelli is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with cruciate knee ligament damage and Kit Symons will now have to choose between Lewis and fellow summer recruit Andy Lonergan.

Lewis said “I’m delighted. It all happened quite quickly. Obviously Marcus got injured and the club saw that it was a bad one and acted to get some cover.

“There’s real potential here. Fulham were recently in the Premier League and you just feel that the club is ready to be back there as well, so hopefully I can be part of something that will get us there.”

Lewis has been capped by England up to U21-level and earned a call up to the full Three Lions squad in 2008 for friendly matches with the United States and Trinidad & Tobago.

He has made just five appearances since joining Cardiff in 2012 and spent last season on loan at Blackpool.