Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Morison outlines his ambition

Steve Morison

New Norwich striker Steve Morison intends to hit the ground running and help the Canaries get an early foothold in the Barclays Premier League.

The 27-year-old Wales international was playing non-league football with Bishop's Stortford until 2006 when he moved on to Stevenage before his move to Millwall. Now he is set to make the transition to the top-flight having joined Paul Lambert's summer recruitment drive at Carrow Road in a reported £3million move from the npower Championship club.

"I just want to get into the team first and then play as many games and score as many goals as I can and ultimately help Norwich stay in the Premier League," Morison said on www.skysports.com.

"If I do that and show what I am capable of then I am sure that I can get the fans on my side fairly quickly."

Lambert has been busy in the transfer market, the arrival of combative midfielder Bradley Johnson from Leeds on a free transfer adding to the purchases of striker James Vaughan from Everton, winger Elliott Bennett from Brighton and young Belgian defender Ritchie de Laet on loan from Manchester United.

Norwich are also said to be closing in on Anthony Pilkington after Huddersfield revealed the 23-year-old winger had asked to leave.

The Canaries will kick off their warm-up campaign at local Ridgeons Football League side Gorleston Town on July 16, and by the time the squad heads out to Germany for a short training camp, Lambert is expected to have added more new faces.

After missing out on England Under-21 international Steven Caulker after he joined fellow Premier League newcomers Swansea on loan from Tottenham, Norwich have been linked with a move for Congo defender Herita Ilunga, who is keen to play in the top-flight again following West Ham's relegation.

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