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Kyle Lafferty is preparing for crunch talks to determine his future at Norwich

By Steven Beacom

A man to man talk with manager Alex Neil will decide Kyle Lafferty's future at Norwich City.

Lafferty would love to have a crack at playing in the Premier League with the newly promoted Canaries, but admits there is a possibility that he will have to move on and find another club.

As Neil guided Norwich to promotion from the Championship with an outstanding late season flourish, Lafferty was playing his football in Turkey during a loan spell with Caykur Rizespor. Whether or not he will be playing it at Carrow Road come August remains to be seen.

Lafferty said: "I will go back for pre-season. Obviously I'm still a Norwich player and I'm going to go back, work hard to get into the manager's plans and see what happens and see how he wants to fit me in."

When Lafferty moved to Norwich last summer from Italian outfit Palermo, too often he was played out of position under the management of Neil Adams and failed to make an impact.

He agreed to the mid-season loan to Turkey in a bid to play more in his preferred centre forward position and having delivered on the international scene for Northern Ireland over the past year, Lafferty believes he could thrive at Premier League level.

Asked if he had spoken to the Norwich manager, Lafferty said: "He's spoken to me a few times and through my agent. Obviously he had the play-off finals, but he's asked my agent about me and said to my agent that he wants me back so that's encouraging. It's good that he's keeping me in mind.

"I'll sit down with him and my agent and have a proper man-to-man talk. If he turns round and says he doesn't see me in his plans, I'll move on.

"I'll be disappointed because Norwich is a fantastic club and the fans have been brilliant with me, but it's one of those decisions you have to make and we'll see what happens."

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