Kenny McLean reveals Norwich City target
PUBLISHED: 00:56 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 00:56 05 April 2018
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Kenny McLean admits he is now auditioning for a starting place at Norwich City in a goalscoring flourish to his Aberdeen swansong.
McLean notched his ninth goal and created his eighth assist of the season to help the Dons beat Motherwell 2-0 in midweek to move back into second spot in the Scottish Premiership.
The 26-year-old is suspended for the clubs’ Scottish FA Cup semi-final re-match, but aims to sign off with a winners’ medal at Hampden Park before targeting a leading role at Carrow Road.
“I don’t want to take time getting into the team, like you see with some players that go down the road. I want to hit the ground running,” he said.
“There was someone from Norwich there on Tuesday night and even if there isn’t, they’ll have someone analysing it. I need to do as well as I can because I’m getting monitored for next season.
“Since I’ve signed back on loan it’s the question I’ve been asked, how I want to finish my Aberdeen career.
“Everyone wants to win it as much as me and everyone wants a trophy at the end of the season.
“It’s been easier since I’ve signed – I was playing for my future after I said I was leaving Aberdeen and signing for Norwich, my future was secured.”
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McLean, speaking to the Glasgow Evening Times, faces an anxious wait to see if his team mates can earn him a Hampden Park cup finale.
“I’ll probably be watching the semi-final through my hands,” he said. “I’ve got confidence in the boys because we’ve got so much quality coming in.
“I’m confident they’ll do the job and then it’s about me getting back in the team, after I got myself suspended stupidly.
“It will be a totally different game in the semi-final. Motherwell know they can play better. If we play like we did on Tuesday night and as well as we can, we give ourselves a chance against anyone.
“We’ll be confident going into the game but it’ll be a different challenge.”