Kyle Lafferty ready for his wee chat regarding Norwich City future
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Kyle Lafferty hopes his future lies with Norwich City – but knows it will all come down to a pre-season chat with Alex Neil.
The Northern Irishman spent the second half of the last campaign on loan at Turkish top-flight side Caykur Rizespor, leaving City a month after Neil's January appointment.
Lafferty completed his work for the season on Saturday, as his country failed to overcome Euro 2016 qualification rivals Romania at Windsor Park but with the Irish still primed to make next summer's finals.
All of which provides the perfect incentive for Lafferty to take his chance in the Premier League with the Canaries – if that's what his club manager wants.
'I will go back for pre-season,' said Lafferty, who signed a three-year deal with an added 12-month option last summer.
'Obviously I'm still a Norwich player and I'm going to go back, work hard to get into the manager's plans and see what happens and see how he wants to fit me in.
'He's spoken to me a few times and through my agent. Obviously he had the play-off finals, but he's asked my agent about me and said to my agent that he wants me back so that's encouraging. It's good that he's keeping me in mind.'
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The 27-year-old joined the Canaries with the hope of leading him into the Premier League for the first time in his career.
'I'll sit down with him and my agent and have a proper man-to-man talk – if he turns round and says he doesn't see me in his plans, I'll move on,' added Lafferty, speaking to the Belfast Telegraph.
'I'll be disappointed because Norwich is a fantastic club and the fans have been brilliant with me, but it's one of those decisions you have to make and we'll see what happens.'