Sydney van Hooijdonk is on an intensive crash course to get him Championship ready for Norwich City.

The 24-year-old striker sealed a deadline night switch last week, and made his debut in a late cameo in the 2-1 comeback win against Coventry City.

Norwich negotiated a buy option in the loan deal with Serie A Bologna, but the immediate priority for David Wagner is to get van Hooijdonk on the same page as strike rivals Josh Sargent and Ashley Barnes.

“They have different skills. The very good thing is it seems all of them are tactically very good,” said the City boss. “All very well-drilled, with a smart football understanding, which is important, and obviously they have different skills in terms of speed, in terms of the link up play, in terms of the physicality as well. All of them are prepared to work hard.

“I don't like to put too much pressure on Sydney too early. I think we should give him really the time to settle in, and to get used to everything.

"But these are the three strikers which we have, plus, obviously, Gabby (Sara), who always can play in this role, as Jonny Rowe can, and Liam Gibbs has started up there as well. So I think we have enough quality and competitiveness in the squad for these last 16 games.”

Van Hooijdonk has worked closely with Wagner’s key lieutenants in his first full week at Colney ahead of the league trip to QPR.

“I think he now gets all the names of his team mates and our ideas as well,” he said. “Christoph (Buhler) and Narcis (Pelach) are working with him a lot in the video analysis room as well, about our ball possession and without ball possession game.

"He was involved in all the sessions. Obviously, he has to get used to the training regime and the intensity which we have in training.

"But it's exactly what we thought - he's a good guy, a very open guy and he has settled in. I've spoken (on Thursday) with him and it has gone as well as it could for a first week. He will be in the (QPR) matchday squad for sure.”