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Monday, September 3, 2012
Chris Hughton insists Norwich City’s lack of goals is not a concern – but the City chief believes he has found a natural born finisher in Tottenham loan signing Harry Kane.
The 19-year-old made his Premier League debut for Spurs in their opening day defeat at Newcastle, but will continue his top flight education during a season-long loan stint at Carrow Road after City’s late, late deadline night move.
Hughton knows City must up their present goal return, despite radically improved displays since that heavy defeat at Fulham.
“We need to be more clinical in front of goal,” he said. “We have created chances in both the last two games and that is the disappointment for me. I think the time you worry more is when you are not creating chances. The law of averages tells you, you will put some away.
“Harry is a goalscorer. He has a good pedigree at Spurs and he is highly thought of. They were only going to let him out to a Premier League team because he had very a good experience at Millwall where he scored goals. If it wasn’t a Premier League team then he would not have gone out on loan. He is a wonderful talent and we hope we can develop him.
“We searched and we made lots of phone calls and sometimes a little surprise one pops up. If you speak to the Millwall supporters about his contribution they will tell you all about him. Tottenham feel he has got improvements in his game to come.”
Hughton dismissed speculation Steve Morison had been touted with a potential Championship loan move in the frenetic final hours. Morison will leave Norfolk this week – but only to join the growing international exodus of City players during a fortnight’s shutdown from Premier League action.
“It is the same for everybody but I hope we don’t lose any momentum that we have now built up over these two weeks,” said Hughton. “It can be a period when the players can recover and recoup, but this time around we have even more international players and what comes with that is the threat that you could possibly pick up injuries.
“There was always going to be lots of rumours and enquiries. We made plenty of enquiries like a lot of clubs through the appropriate channels. I am happy now with the squad.
“We have real competition for places. It was a difficult time, but I am delighted it is over now and I can switch the phone off for the next few days.”