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Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban is ready to form a deadly double act with Kyle Lafferty

Lewis Grabban is confident he can form a deadly partnership with Kyle Lafferty. 
Picture by Stefano Gnech/Focus Images Ltd

Lewis Grabban is confident he can form a deadly partnership with Kyle Lafferty. Picture by Stefano Gnech/Focus Images Ltd

Stefano Gnech

Norwich City hitman Lewis Grabban is itching for the chance to form a deadly double act with fellow summer signing Kyle Lafferty.

The 26-year-old opened his goal account in the 5-1 friendly win over OGC Nice, but Lafferty again missed out with a shin injury.

Grabban was a prolific operator in the Championship last season at Bournemouth and he is convinced the Canaries’ proved against top flight French opposition they will cause plenty of teams problems this campaign.

“Going forward you can see what we are all about,” he said. “We have pace and we have so much intelligence, especially with Wes (Hoolahan) on the ball. I think we are going to be able to create a lot of chances and then it is up to the forwards to put them away. I’ve played together in training with Kyle, but it’s unfortunate we have not had a chance in a game yet. These things happen but hopefully for the start of the season we will both be right.

“It was good to be out there and to score in front of the home fans in my first game and also to get some minutes under my belt.”

Neil Adams confirmed Lafferty would be in contention for Friday’s final warm-up test against Celta Vigo if he suffered no reaction from a return to training and the City chief is excited by the partnership’s potential with Lafferty also on target in the previous wins over Dereham and Braintree.

“We’ve not had Lafferty and Grabban playing together and of course I want that to happen. After buying the two strikers you want to see them play together,” he said. “They’ve both scored goals now but one or the other has picked up an injury and they are not the only ones, but I think they will be a handful.”

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