Neil Adams calls on Nathan Redmond to find his goalscoring touch for Norwich City

Nathan Redmond has just one goal to his name as a Norwich City player. Picture: Paul chesterton/Focu

Nathan Redmond has just one goal to his name as a Norwich City player. Picture: Paul chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Manager Neil Adams is keen for the Norwich City goals to start flowing for Nathan Redmond – beginning Saturday afternoon.

The Canaries host struggling Reading at Carrow Road (3pm) with new first-team coach Mike Phelan in the dugout for the first time since his City return, and desperate to arrest a run of just one victory in nine Championship matches.

And while Redmond's performances continue to prove as lively as anyone's, he has just one goal from his 56 City appearances – in contrast to five goals from 20 games for England Under-21s.

'He's got the ability to give anybody a tough time in this division – that goes without saying,' said the City boss. 'You see that in the spells in games where he's at it, and he helped make goals for us on Saturday. But he does need to start scoring goals or add goals to his game and he knows that. He will tell you that himself.

'I've just had a little look at him with some of his individual clips in games, looking at his positioning and the number of times he gets in and around the box – in positions to score, if you like. Not just with the ball. And one of the things we've spoken about is when crosses are coming in from the other side, to get inside the full-back or in between the full-back and centre-back to get a chance of scoring.

'Now obviously heading the ball is not one of his strengths, but he will score goals if he gets in those positions – or at least he will have a chance too.

'So we're looking at a little bit of positioning, certainly when he's got the ball. He can operate on both flanks and he's been working on his crossing, which I think has got a lot better and the same with his accuracy of shots.

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'But he's just as frustrated as we all are that he hasn't scored a goal yet this season, and I'm hoping it's one where he gets one and then goes on a rich vein of form in the scoring department.'

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