Evans aims to maintain scoring form

Ched Evans has promised to deliver some teenage kicks to help get Norwich City off the bottom of the Championship table.

Ched Evans has promised to deliver some teenage kicks to help get Norwich City off the bottom of the Championship table.

The 18-year-old, signed on loan from Manchester City this week, says he has the one thing in his armoury that City have been missing this season - goals.

Just 10 goals in 16 league games has left City at the bottom of the table, but the young Welshman believes he can change all that.

Evans - whose only senior appearance was in the Carling Cup win over Norwich in September - comes armed with a hatful of goals in reserve team football and a hat-trick for Wales Under-21s in midweek. Add on the confidence of youth and Glenn Roeder may just have found a star of the future.

“I have got 12 goals in eight games at Man City, I got a hat-trick last week and I'm in really good form at the moment, scoring and confident, so I think I will come here and get some goals and get them off the bottom hopefully,” said Evans .

“I am confident at the moment, I am playing well, so it will be a good opportunity for me.”

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Evans' boss at the City of Manchester Stadium, Sven-Goran Eriksson has allowed the youngster out on loan after his midweek treble - but it's clearly for the Premier League club's future benefit.

“I think that is what made his mind up,” said Evans. “I spoke to him before I went away with the international squad and I don't know if he was too happy letting me out just yet.

“But the hat-trick obviously helped me come out on loan and I am pleased to be here.”

Swapping the luxuries and trappings of a top-three Premier League team for life at the bottom of the Championship wasn't as tough a decision as some might think.

“That was another reason why I came here - because I think I need challenges now,” Evans said.