Winger: I'm delighted to be hereMATT Jarvis can’t wait to launch his Norwich City career after completing a deadline day loan switch from West Ham United.
The winger will stay at Carrow Road for the duration of the 2015-16 campaign after finalising a move from the Canaries’ Premier League rivals late on Tuesday.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk for his first interview as a City player, Jarvis outlined his eagerness to make an impact at his new club.
“I’m delighted to be here for the season and I’m really excited about getting started and helping the team,” said the England international.
“Everyone’s made me feel welcome. It seems like a very nice club, and I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like when all the lads get back off international duty – there aren’t loads of them here, so it will be good to get going.”
Jarvis has already featured in eight competitive matches this season, and came off the bench for West Ham during their 3-0 victory over Liverpool last Saturday.
Thank you all the @NorwichCityFC fans for your welcome messages and I look forward to wearing that shirt with pride!— Matt Jarvis (@MrMattJarvis) September 2, 2015
That means the 29-year-old, who signed for the Hammers for a reported fee of £10.75m in 2012, is ready to hit the ground running with Alex Neil’s team.
“I was back in on June 22 with West Ham and I played all of the Europa League qualifying matches for them. I’m fully fit and I’ve been involved in pretty much all the games so far this season,” added Jarvis.
“I played 60 minutes at Carrow Road in pre-season too - I’m in good condition and ready to go.
“It’s a fresh start for me, it’s a chance for me to get back to playing games and back to my best.”
Jarvis joins with the Canaries in 14th place in the Premier League after winning one, drawing one and losing two of their opening four games back in English football’s top flight.
He says he’s been impressed by the progress of the Club in 2015 under Neil, who made him his seventh summer signing.
“You only have to look at what he’s done and the team has done in recent times. It’s a fantastic journey the club has been on and hopefully we can kick on now,” he commented.
“Hopefully I’ll be training with the lads on Thursday and then I’ll get a full week with them next week. I’m really looking forward to being part of the team.
“You’ve got to work hard. The manager has said that he’s very honest and that he will tell you what you think, and that’s all you can ask for as a player.”