Grant looks to Europe for new players
CHRIS LAKEY Peter Grant could be making inroads into Europe as he attempts to build a team fit for promotion next season. The Canaries boss and his assistant Jim Duffy were both in Hungary last weekend running the rule over players and will be heading to other corners of Europe as soon as the Championship campaign is over in early May.
Peter Grant could be making inroads into Europe as he attempts to build a team fit for promotion next season.
The Canaries boss and his assistant Jim Duffy were both in Hungary last weekend running the rule over players and will be heading to other corners of Europe as soon as the Championship campaign is over in early May.
“Jim was in Hungary on Sunday and I was there on Monday,” said Grant. “He went over and took two games in on the Sunday and I went over and took a game in on the Monday.
“When you go there you are looking at players and structures - we are looking at all these things to try and improve us, because there is a lot of room for improvement for us.
“We have a fantastic base in respect of the stadium and the support and everything else that goes with it, and now we have to go and get a team that matches it.”
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Grant knows only too well the impact that Hungarians have had on the Championship this season - Plymouth's Akos Buzsaky scored two free-kick goals at Carrow Road in January to inflict an embarrassing 3-1 home defeat on City, while Barnsley are in the process of adding a third Magyar to their squad.
Those five have joined Sunderland's Marton Fulop, Gabor Gyepes at Wolves, West Brom's Zoltan Gera and Gabor Kiraly of Crystal Palace as Hungarians seeking fame and fortune abroad.
But Grant's talent spotting trips won't be restricted to Budapest.
“I will be going into Spain because the Spanish League runs on once our season is over, they go to mid-June, so we will be going there, and there are championships coming up too which we will take in.
“You have to go out and see the players who are out there. I am very much British orientated, but if there are good players out there who I think can give us something different and it hasn't been coached out of them, that individualism, we would love to have them.
“That is why our work is never done. There is no transfer window for a manager - managers are always looking out trying to improve their side.”