Hooper emerging as Norwich No1 striker

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

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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