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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Norwich City supporters were in danger of growing cynical of new strikers – that was, until Lewis Grabban came along. After a few fundamental issues that made the 2013 potential summer outlay of almost £15m appear a disaster, the £3m-plus portion of this close-season’s outlay on Bournemouth’s top scorer last term is already reaping rewards.
Rewards like an East Anglian derby victory, four goals in Grabban’s last three games and all the momentum that brings a previously relegated side, in their bid to avoid any hangover and push for a Premier League return.
And yes, don’t think the missed chances haven’t registered with him either.
“I’m happy with my start here but I did have other chances and hopefully I can improve and score more goals – and make it more easier for us,” said the striker.
“Obviously you get more chances and I probably should’ve taken a couple more after I scored. But at the end of the day we’ve taken the win as a team, and that’s all that matter really.
“Me personally, I can go away and analyse my own game and hopefully if I get some more chances in the next few games, I can take more of them. Scoring the winner in the derby feels good – more importantly to get the win for the team and obviously for the fans, it’s good they get a win over their local rivals; so it’s a good day,” said Grabban.
“If you score goals then generally the fans will like you, and you can build on that and put in good performances.
“So hopefully I am doing a good job for the fans.
“I won’t say it was a slow start as it was only one game, but since Wolves we’ve won every game and the lads have been buzzing from the moment I came in. There’s good morale.”
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