Alex Neil confident that Norwich City fans will see the best of Tony Andreu

Oscar Gobern of Huddersfield Town and Tony Andreu of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championsh

Oscar Gobern of Huddersfield Town and Tony Andreu of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smiths Stadium, Huddersfield. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil is confident French attacker Tony Andreu will prove his worth to Norwich City.

The Canaries boss signed the 26-year-old from his former club Hamilton in January but Andreu is yet to start a match for City.

The former Monaco trainee has had to settle for just six appearances as a substitute during his new club's promotion push.

That is despite being the top scorer in the Scottish Premiership when he signed, with 12 goals in 23 games.

'Tony has gone through an adjustment period. James McCarthy and James McArthur did the same when they left Hamilton and moved south,' Neil said, comparing the Frenchman to the Premier League duo, who play for Everton and Crystal Palace respectively.

'The game's a lot different down here – it's very physical with a lot of quick, strong players. The problem I have at the moment is that I haven't got time to let people adapt because we need to win every game.

'So that's been difficult for Tony but we will see the best of him next season. I've no doubt about that.'

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Neil also revealed that Hamilton may be a loan destination for some of City's younger players in the future.

'I would have absolutely no issue about sending some of our young lads up there to get first-team football if I felt they could do a job for Hamilton,' the City boss told Sky Sports.

'I wouldn't chuck anybody up – I'd only do it if I felt they could improve the side up there. It's certainly something that is a possibility for next year.'