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KYLE LAFFERTY: 'THERE'S A HUNGER TO WIN'

20 July 2014

Forward highlights Canaries' team spirit

THE strength of Norwich City’s unity will hold them in fine stead for the upcoming season, says Kyle Lafferty.

Since joining the Canaries from Palermo in June, the 26-year-old has been hugely impressed with the spirit in the dressing room.

“This is one of the best teams for team bonding that I’ve been in,” he told Norwich City TV.

“Everyone gets on so well, and that will count for a lot when we have to dig deep.

“Seeing the way we’ve trained and worked so hard, there’s a hunger there to win as a team and fight for each other.”

“There are a few jokers in the team which is always good. The lads have been superb, and in training too it’s been easy to know the guys. At the end of the day we’re here to do one thing and I’m pretty sure we’ll be up there.”

Lafferty, who due to a leg injury is doubtful for today’s first game of the pre-season trip to Italy, was happy to get off the mark with goals against Dereham Town and Braintree Town – but was quick to highlight the importance of the team over any individual successes.

“It’s nice to score a goal no matter who you play against, but these games are all about getting the team settled, and getting to know each other and who you’re playing with, but it’s always a bonus when you score a goal,” added the Northern Ireland international.

“I feel good. Last year I matched my highest goal tally in the league in one season, so hopefully this year I can go one better and break that record.

“That’s not the most important thing though – what are most important are my performances and getting this team back in the Premier League.”

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