Kyle Lafferty ready to fight for his future at Norwich City
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Kyle Lafferty insists he won't take the 'easy option' of a loan move away from Norwich City and is ready for fight for his future with the Canaries.
Lafferty grabbed his seventh goal in eight Euro 2016 qualifiers for Northern Ireland on Monday night to rescue a draw against Hungary.
Only Bayern Munich pair Thomas Lewandowski and Thomas Muller have bettered that return but while they are key cogs at one of the giants of European football, Lafferty is unsure where he stands at Carrow Road. He was allowed to join Turkish side Rizespor for the second half of last season and a knee injury means he has yet to feature at all this term.
With the loan window re-opening again today there are sure to be a number of Championship suitors but the former Palermo striker is determined to convince City boss Alex Neil he is worth keeping around.
'Every single player in this world wants to play in the Premier League, you just have to look at the players playing in it,' he said. 'I want to play against those players. I'm not going to take the easy option and go out on loan to a Championship team, play the long-ball game. I want to play against the best players in the world in the Premier League.
'When I was a young boy, I sat watching Match of the Day, dreaming of playing there, so I'm not going to throw my hat in now and take that easy option.
'I will just go back and work my socks off in training and keep on knocking on the manager's door.
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'If he sits me down and says I'm not in his plans, then it's time for me to make a decision whether I do go out on loan or stay and work even harder to change his mind.'