It was a tough start, but Yanic Wildschut is settling into life at Norwich City – and he hopes he gets another chance at Carrow Road on Saturday to show a bit more of what he’s got
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The going got tough for Yanic Wildschut – but the winger is starting to feel at home.
The Dutch winger completed a £7m move from Championship rivals Wigan to Norwich City on deadline day in January, and although he immediately got his chance, Wildschut couldn't live up to his initial billing.
However, after a bit of time to settle into his surroundings and a first goal for City in the midweek draw at Bristol City, Wildschut is hoping he can start to show far more to the City fans – beginning with a Carrow Road start against Blackburn on Saturday.
'It's been hard because this is a level up for me and we've got good players, so if you don't do well then other players will play in your spot,' admitted the 25-year-old.
'So yes, it was a bit difficult when I didn't play well and then sat on the bench and didn't come on. But here (at Bristol) when I finally got the chance, I was determined to show what I've got.
'I know I can do better but I'm happy just to get a goal and show I can be important for the team, so hopefully in the coming weeks I can improve more and just be important for the team as well.
'When I came we had loads of games and normally you work on certain things like style of play in training – but no, it was just recovering and preparing for the next game.
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'In the last couple of weeks we've just had weekend games and that meant we could do some extra work, and now I'm finally getting used to the style of play better and it suits me.
'Now I can do both – not just wait on the sideline but come inside as well and not make it as predictable as I used to be. So I can only improve on that and hopefully it will go well.
'I hope I can get a start again on Saturday. I hope it was enough (at Bristol City), otherwise I have to show it in training and when I come on Saturday as well, so we'll just see how it goes.'
At least he has that first goal under his belt.
'You could see with my celebration, it's been a while since I scored and I got a bit of stick when I signed for Norwich – even though I didn't want to let it get to me, maybe it did a little bit.
'But now I've finally scored, hopefully there's more to come.
'I know the club have invested in me and I want to pay the club back for that.'