Norwich City hitman Lewis Grabban is urged to show Bournemouth just what they are missing
07:45 30 August 2014
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Norwich City top gun Lewis Grabban gets the chance to show Bournemouth what they are missing on Saturday at Carrow Road.
City boss Neil Adams is backing his four-goal striker, who signed from the Cherries in the summer after plundering 22 goals in 46 appearances on the south coast, to underline why he was his first close-season signing.
“I hope he is a real threat. He is on fire at the moment and letting everybody know he has scored four in four. Hopefully it is a few more in five after Saturday,” he said. “Some react differently to these type of situations. There will be players who can’t wait to go and show your old team mates and remind everybody how good you are. Others see it as an awkward situation. I don’t know what he is thinking but what I do know is he’s bouncing around the place. I want him to show his old team how good he is.”
Cherries’ boss Eddie Howe knows all about Grabban’s qualities.
“I don’t think there’s any advantage for us in that,” he said. “Grabs was outstanding last year, he lead the line superbly well. Norwich got themselves a very good centre forward and I think he’s shown that already. He’s got good movement, he’s very quick and he knows where the goal is so we are going to have to keep him quiet, but as we are with their other attacking players.”