Jarvis hopes Killie will boost career

Norwich City striker Ryan Jarvis is determined to make his mark while on loan at Kilmarnock and force Peter Grant into a rethink. The 21-year-old is sure the experience on-loan at Killie will help toughen him up for a return to the Championship in January when his loan spell runs out.

Norwich City striker Ryan Jarvis is determined to make his mark while on loan at Kilmarnock and force Peter Grant into a rethink.

The 21-year-old is sure the experience on-loan at Killie will help toughen him up for a return to the Championship in January when his loan spell runs out.

Jarvis started the last two games for Jim Jeffries' Scottish Premier League side after moving north of the border in a loan switch last month.

And while the Fakenham-born Academy product has yet to find the net for his adopted side, he believes the benefits of regular first team football will stand him in good stead when he returns to Norfolk.


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“I'm just enjoying being back involved in a squad and playing some competitive games,” said Jarvis.

“The training is really quick, the games are really quick and it's a battle. And I'm just enjoying having a battle.

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“The football is really good. People say it's not as good as English football, but most of the games are on a level par with the Championship and I'm really enjoying it at the moment.”

And Jarvis feels the similarity of the SPL with the Championship will help him in his chance of first team football once he comes back to Colney.

“A lot of the defenders are very strong and they battle very hard,” he said. “And they're also athletes - they're very quick and the tempo doesn't die down and you've got to have the fitness to carry on throughout the whole game, and not just at one pace either. It's very quick.

“I hadn't been getting in the squad for Norwich so I was pleased when it came along so I'm glad I'm there and I'm playing some games now.”

Jarvis has played twice for Killie since the move, but is not taking his place in the team for granted.

“At the moment I just want to make an impression and start every game,” he added. “They have got a good squad and I'm not guaranteed a starting place up there. I just want to be involved in every game, start as many as I can and score as many goals as I can.

“I started the last two games and feel I've done alright. I've settled in well. I just want to improve on the performances now and get some goals under my belt.”

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