Writer: The Tuckster
Date:Monday October 7 2013
Chris Hughton has been talking about city's record signing, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and the fact that he thinks he hasn't had the goals his performances have deserved.
RvW joined Norwich in the summer in a club record £8.5m deal that saw him move to Norfolk from Portuguese side, Sporting Lisbon.
He has now played seven games in the Premier League for Norwich with his solitary goal coming on opening day against Everton.
Hughton told BBC Radio Norfolk: 'I think nobody can fault his work-rate.
'Would he be disappointed he hasn't got the goals he would have liked? Yes, he's a striker that's used to scoring goals and sometimes it takes time.'
Having seen a lot of him this season, I agree that I think the goals will come. Yesterday was, in my opinion, his best game for City and despite not scoring, he out jumped John Terry (no easy task) to put the ball on a plate for Anthony Pilkington to equalise.
He also puts himself about and this has led to leading the Premier League foul charts with 22 infringements against him.
'First and foremost you want to make sure he is doing a good job for the team, which he is,' said the Norwich boss.
'And I'm quite sure that if he continues in that vein the goals will come.'
On Ricky's foul count, Hughton said:
'It shows he is committed and is prepared to close down defenders and put them under pressure. That's always a good sign,'
'The next stage for him now is getting into the right areas for us to provide the opportunities for him to get the goals he very much wants.'
van Wolfswinkel's recent dip in goal scoring form has seen him miss out on a place in the Dutch squad to face Hungary and Turkey in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, with Louis van Gaal preferring PSV's free scoring 19 year old, Memphis Depay.
Date:Monday October 7 2013
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