Double signing won’t spell the end of transfer business for Norwich City
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Norwich City boss Alex Neil is still looking to add two new signings before the start of the Premier League season.
The Canaries chief completed the double capture of Robbie Brady and Andre Wisdom earlier this week but that is unlikely to spell the end of the club's business.
The Scot hopes he can bring in new players as quickly as possible to give them a chance to settle.
'I think we will still be looking to strengthen – if we could get another couple in then that would certainly help us but it's not easy and it takes a bit of time,' said Neil, who had already brought in Youssouf Mulumbu and Graham Dorrans before Wednesday's flurry of activity, which also saw Ignasi Miquel given a free transfer. 'By the time the season starts hopefully we will have a settled squad.'
The Premier League will at least hold few surprises for most of Neil's squad and the former Hamilton boss doesn't expect his charges to be intimidated by facing the big boys this campaign.
'I think if you look at our squad, most of them have already played in the Premier League but it was important that we bolstered the squad to give them a hand this year,' said Neil, who also revealed he expects Cameron Jerome, inset, to be fit for the Premier League opener against Crystal Palace despite a foot injury.
'Every game is going to be really difficult and we have got to make sure we have strength in depth as well.
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'I'm really looking forward to it and we certainly aren't daunted by it – the one thing you want is to compete at the highest level.'
The importance of a good start is emphasised at this time of the year, particularly for promoted sides.
However, Neil cited Leicester from last season as the perfect example for demonstrating a poor start does not necessarily lead to relegation.
'I think it (a good start) certainly helps, but as Leicester showed last season it's not it's not the most important thing,' he told Talksport. 'Leicester would like to have played better for three quarters of the season but for the last quarter they were unbelievable and stayed up relatively comfortably.
'You have got to make sure that you put wins together – if it comes in little pockets or if it comes at the start then it maybe takes a little bit of the pressure off for the rest of the season.
'We just need to get as many points on the board as we can.'