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Norwich City draw up transfer window plans

PUBLISHED: 13:47 12 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:42 12 April 2018

Norwich City striker Nelson Oliveira hit the woodwork at Sunderland. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City striker Nelson Oliveira hit the woodwork at Sunderland. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City’s hunt for firepower will be a transfer priority this summer.

The Canaries pummelled Sunderland in midweek but needed Ivo Pinto’s 89th minute close range strike to rescue a point after carving out 18 attempts on goal.

City have failed to beat any of the current bottom four and Farke knows part of the solution is finding a fox in the box.

“If we had all our offensive players from injury it would help but it is also up to us to find some solutions and find some quality,” he said.

“We need players who are able to be there with determining goals in games when we don’t create so many chances against teams who park the bus.

“That is a topic we have struggled.

“When we think about the transfer window we will try to add some players who can score in difficult situations.

“It is not easy to find them.

“If we could spend £15m then you can find this quality but we have to be creative and smart.

“I am totally happy with the work and the relationship with Stuart Webber.

“I have my thoughts but I know Stuart and the scouts are working on this topic.”

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Cutting open Sunderland was not a problem at the Stadium of Light.

“A wild game. I was asking myself how many chances do we need in an away game to score? I got the feeling maybe eight or nine chances,” said Farke.

“James Maddison on a normal day scores three or four.

“When you concede a strike from long range and Sunderland is fighting for their last chance to avoid relegation you feel it is not possible to lose this game.

“It is a sign of our mentality never to accept a loss and we scored in the 89th minute and still created two unbelievable chances.

“That shows our fitness. In the last 15 minutes of games no-one has scored more goals than us.

“There were many games we could easily win more points. So of course you analyse why this has happened. In general terms I have the feeling now if we play these teams, especially at home, it would be easier to win that at the beginning at the season.

“I feel our football has developed so much.

“It is so important to get that first goal, to be clinical and effective.”

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