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KYLE LAFFERTY PREVIEWS HORNETS TEST

14 August 2014

Striker happy with his impact off the bench at Wolves

KYLE Lafferty wants to push on after making a positive impression as a substitute in last Sunday’s opening Sky Bet Championship game against Wolves.

The summer recruit made his competitive Norwich City debut late in the second half at Molineux as the Canaries’ hunted an equaliser.

Despite his efforts ultimately being in vain as City’s hosts held on for a 1-0 win, Lafferty was happy with his contribution and now wants to force his way into Neil Adams’ starting eleven for Saturday’s visit of Watford.

“I came on and added something different. I wasn’t afraid to receive the ball and when I did I was trying to run at people and commit defenders,” he said.

“I hope I have done enough to start (against Watford) but I will respect what the gaffer decides, however he wants to set up.

“If I do get on the pitch I will try to get a goal or create a chance for someone else.”

Last weekend’s setback hasn’t ruined the high spirits in the camp, according to the Northern Ireland international.

“I have been here six to eight weeks and the heart and the determination to work for each other is probably among the best of any team I have been involved in,” he added at Thursday’s pre-match press conference.

“Everyone wants to fight for each other and if you make a mistake, you’ll be told but there will be support as well. Even the young lads are not afraid to get involved and to put a tackle in on the older pros in training.

“At the end of the day it was a difficult game on Sunday. It was probably one of the worst we could have had because they have just come up. We just need to start the league again on Saturday.

“In this league, anyone can beat anyone. It’s who wants it most on the day.”

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