Striker eager to build on Latics resultCAMERON Jerome is determined to use last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Wigan Athletic as a launchpad for better things ahead of tomorrow’s game against Huddersfield Town at Carrow Road.
The Canaries have found things easier on the road than when playing at home so far this season, with the Huddersfield-born forward eager to address the matter sooner rather than later.
Speaking to the media in the build-up to the meeting with the Terriers, Jerome said: “Last week was the perfect away performance; we were totally in control of the game and it was a big boost for everyone to come away with a win.
“Coming into this week, and into the Christmas period, we needed that. Our home form has been a little bit indifferent in the last couple of weeks and we need to work on that and make Carrow Road a fortress.
“When I came as an away player to Carrow Road it was never easy. We need to get back to how it was at the beginning of the season and make teams fear coming here.”
Jerome has found himself joined in attack by a new strike-partner in recent times as City search for the formula to fire them back up the Sky Bet Championship table, with the fit-again Gary Hooper having started the last two league games alongside the 28-year-old.
The burgeoning partnership has already shown signs of promise, and Jerome admitted: “The understanding is there; I’ve linked up quite well with him so far but it doesn’t matter who I play with as long as the team is winning and people are performing.
“He’s taken a little while to get going this season with injuries and things like that, but I’ve enjoyed playing the last couple of games with him. Once he gets into full swing he’ll be very dangerous for us as last year he did well for the club when he played.
“This year it’s taken him a while to get going, but you can see game-by-game he’s getting stronger.”
City’s attacking options are unlikely to be the only ones attracting the attention of the home fans, with Huddersfield’s Grant Holt – on loan from Wigan – set to make his first playing return to Norfolk since leaving the Club during the summer of 2013.
Jerome is adamant Holt’s notable achievements during a four-year stay at Carrow Road should not deflect away from the task at hand however, commenting: “It will be nice to see him get the respect he deserves as he’s a club legend, but it’s about us making sure we get the right result.
“The fans will be singing his name and I’m sure it will be an emotional thing for him as Norwich was probably the highlight of his career. He did a tremendous job playing a big part in getting the club promoted to the Premier League and then keeping them there.
“He’s a very hard-working and honest player, and had a lot of success so the respect is rightfully there, but it’s not about him. It’s about us.”
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