Norwich City boss Neil Adams urges Nathan Redmond to fill his boots in the Championship
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Neil Adams is urging Nathan Redmond to hit the goal trail after a superb header opened his account for the season in Norwich City's 5-0 Championship romp against Huddersfield.
Redmond capped an electric second-half cameo with a looping headed goal in the midst of a blitz from Adams' side.
The City boss wants his England Under-21 starlet to weigh in over the rest of the campaign in the same manner fellow midfielders Jonny Howson and Bradley Johnson have also got on the scoresheet.
'That header was as good as (Kyle) Lafferty, (Cameron) Jerome or (Gary) Hooper could do and any centre-forward would have been proud of it,' he said. 'Nathan was tending to stay outside the box or the other side of the defender so I was delighted to see him take up that position at the far post. Nathan is capable of ripping teams apart and he knows himself he should be scoring more goals because he has that ability.
'I think he needs to do what he did (against Huddersfield) and that is get into positions to let his potential and his talent come to the fore.
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'You only have to look at someone like Howson who had scored three in four games playing on the right to show it can be done.'
Redmond's attitude has also been first class for the Canaries boss after starting on the substitutes' bench in the last two victories.
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'We know what Nathan Redmond can do. This is where the squad comes into force and I have to say Nathan has been no trouble whatsoever, there has been no sulking and this is how it has to be at times,' said Adams. 'Of course with a player like Nathan you want to play him as often as you can, but we felt Wigan was a good away performance and we wanted to see if we could keep it tight and solid at home whilst still looking like we could win the game.
'I thought it would develop and open up as the game went along and the sending-off gave us an opportunity to get him on.'