Morison ready for challenge

Norwich City striker Steve Morison is refusing to set any personal targets before he knows what awaits the Canaries in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old admitted the top flight is an unknown quantity for many of the City squad, but manager Paul Lambert is busy convincing the players they will be able to live with the very best the top flight can offer next season.

Morison's meteoric rise from non league to Premier League striker in two years shows how the former Millwall man revels in the role of the underdog and few would bet against him being able to make yet another step up the football pyramid.

'I just want to play as many games as I can and score as many goals as I can in the Premier League,' said Morison, who signed a three-year deal with the Canaries last month for a reported �2.8m.

'It's a different scenario at the club and I don't know whether I'm going to be good enough or whether I'm not going to be good enough.

'I will just wait and see but you have to go in there full of confidence. It's difficult to set a target because it's something I don't know a lot about. He (Lambert) is just instilling a belief into us that we are all good enough and we are going to do ok in the Premier League.

'I think that's half the battle. If you go in there thinking any different then you haven't got a chance at all.

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'He is instilling a great belief and there's a winning mentality at the club already. If we can keep that going as well as playing some good football then it bodes well.'

Morison has some experience of playing at the highest level while on international duty with Wales and he believes the more he comes up against quality defences, the more he will improve as a player.

'I've had a little taste of playing against those types of players and if you can play against them week in week out then I think it can only improve you,' he added.

'Hopefully, you can take yourself to the next level as well.'

Morison was a keen Liverpool fan as a youngster and he admitted this was the match he looked for when the fixtures were released in June.

'I've been to watch (Liverpool) quite a few times up there and I've always wondered what it would be like to stand in the tunnel when the song comes on.'

Morison, who has already netted three goals during City's pre-season campaign, revealed he is adjusting to life in Norfolk very well with his wife and baby already settled.

'It's lovely – my family moved up on Monday and we have found a nice place,' he told Talksport. 'It's very quiet and one thing you can do here is get your head down and concentrate on your football because there's not too many distractions.'

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