New signings impress Steven Naismith – as speculation on his own Norwich City future continues

Steven Naismith celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal in their Sky Bet Championship-opening win

Steven Naismith celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal in their Sky Bet Championship-opening win at Ewood Park. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Steven Naismith is a big fan of Norwich City's summer signings so far – with speculation now trained on whether he will still be around to play alongside them.

The Scottish forward notched only his second goal for City in their opening-day win at Blackburn, having joined for £8m from Everton in January.

Since then the suggestion is the man who took Naismith from Rangers to Goodison Park now wants to repeat the trick – that being David Moyes with Sunderland scouts at Ewood Park on Saturday.

It is understood such a move is not on City's current agenda, while Naismith is focused on enjoying his football at Carrow Road – alongside some useful additions.

'The new signings have been very good,' said Naismith. 'Sergi (Canos) has come in from Liverpool and is playing a wee bit of catch-up because he was in later for pre-season – but his qualities have definitely shone through in training and he's a player that fits the mould of what the manager is trying to build. I'm sure everybody will be impressed.

'Alex (Pritchard) has come with a reputation as a good prospect at Spurs. I've come up against him a couple of times and he's a quality player.

'With all the youngsters and the signings that are fairly young, you've got to just let them play, enjoy it. You might not see things straight away but over the course of the contract, you'll see the best of them.'

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As for his own future, speaking on Saturday Naismith added: 'To be honest, I'm just going to enjoy my football and that's what I did for the opening game. I've helped the team and as long as I'm at Norwich, I'll be giving it 100pc and I think everybody knows that.'

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