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Leeds keen to take Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty on loan

Published 12/11/2015

Kyle Lafferty is wanted by Leeds
Kyle Lafferty is wanted by Leeds

Leeds have enquired about taking out-of-favour Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty on loan.

The Northern Ireland frontman was in the form of his life throughout his country's successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, hitting seven goals in nine appearances, but has been unable to persuade Canaries boss Alex Neil of his value.

He has made just two appearances all season, with a paltry 13 minutes of Premier League action.

The 28-year-old knows that cannot continue if he is to reach the finals match fit and said earlier this week he would be forced to reassess his Norwich future if things did not change quickly.

And Leeds boss Steve Evans has been first to react.

"He's done terrifically well for Northern Ireland and I have placed a call in to (Norwich boss) Alex Neil to see what the situation is," Evans told BBC Radio Leeds.

"Kyle needs to be playing."

Although out-of-favour at Carrow Road, Lafferty's availability could be complicated by the departure of Gary Hooper to Sheffield Wednesday.

The Irish Football Association told Press Association Sport the matter would be between the two clubs until Friday's friendly against Latvia, where Lafferty is expected to play a full 90 minutes to help with his conditioning.

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