Norwich City striker Gary Hooper is emerging as manager Chris Hughton's No1 forward.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel, signed for £8.5m from Sporting Lisbon in the summer, has missed the Canaries last 10 games through injury.

And since then stand-in Hooper has scored four goals and formed a formidable new partnership with Swedish star Johan Elmander.

He said: "Ricky was unlucky to get injured, so he's a big player to come back. But although Johan and I are still learning about each other, I think we have shown we can play really well together.

"We both put a shift in and I think we are doing pretty well."

Hughton said: "I can't play all three of them, so it gives me a problem.

"It's a nice problem to have though."

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