Dennis Srbeny will hit the goal trail at Norwich City pledges Daniel Farke
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Dennis ‘The Menace’ Srbeny will score goals for Norwich City.
Daniel Farke is in no doubt the young striker can add goals to his selfless work harrying Championship defences.
Srbeny was denied by a flying fingertip stop from Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli in the second half of Friday’s 2-0 Championship defeat.
The 23-year-old is yet to open his account after eight appearances for the Canaries following his January move from German third tier club SC Paderborn.
“He will score,” said Farke.
“I was pretty pleased with his performance against Fulham. We needed a striker who works a lot and drops in to help our midfield, because Fulham is a team who always try to create an overload in that area of the pitch.
“He had to do a lot of running for the team.
“He had some good ideas with the ball and created some penetration.
“It is only a matter of time before he scores.”
Farke, however, accepts Srbeny and the rest of his young attacking talent need to sharpen up in the crucial moments, after spurning a number of opportunities on the counter against Fulham.
“There was one move of maybe 25 passes that ended with Ivo Pinto on the right wing and he brought the ball to the front post,” said Farke.
“But we need players to anticipate that is where the cross is going and then to be there, and you have an easy goal.
“Sometimes we are too late in anticipating.
“That is not accusing the players, it is about them analysing and anticipating.
“You could see that with (Aleksandar) Mitrovic for the first goal.
“He is quicker maybe in his head and creates the space for the header at the far post that led to the goal.
“My young players will learn. Josh (Murphy), Marcus (Edwards), Dennis, even James Maddison.
“It is a question of time before they adapt on this level and we also have the transfer window where we can hopefully add some quality, and I am looking forward to that.
“But in the last games we scored three times against Reading and Hull and we are creating chances.”