Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan aims to find his goalscoring touch

Wes Hoolahan is enjoying his football at Norwich City. Photo: Denise Bradley

Wes Hoolahan is enjoying his football at Norwich City. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Denise Bradley

Wes Hoolahan would love to join the goals club to help push Norwich City closer to a Premier League return.

The Republic of Ireland international has impressed in City's recent six-game winning league run, which has propelled them firmly into contention for Championship promotion ahead of Wednesday's latest home test against Wigan.

Hoolahan sparked the move that brought Bradley Johnson's 10th goal of the campaign in Sunday's 2-0 win over Ipswich, and the 32-year-old admits his fellow midfielder is an inspiration.

The Dubliner's last Carrow Road strike came against Tottenham in January 2013 and Hoolahan is keen to weigh in over the crucial run-in.

'I don't mind making them, I am happy for the other lads to score them but I would like to chip in with a goal or two here or there,' he said.

'Bradley has been brilliant this season, excellent in any position whether it is out on the left, in the middle it doesn't seem to matter, even in front of the back four, and he has scored a lot of important goals for us.

'I am quite happy with my game at the moment. I just needed to get a good run of games in my position. The gaffer has come in and he has done that for me. I have really enjoyed it. I have to keep doing what I am doing now.

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'It is a quality squad here and when you see lads like Gary Hooper and Nathan Redmond having to bide their time in certain games it tells you what we have here.'

Hoolahan's form drew special praise from Alex Neil after the club sealed a league double over Ipswich, but Norwich's longest-serving player is now focused on getting the better of Malky Mackay's Latics.

'They are fighting to avoid relegation so you know it is going to be a tough game,' he said.

'Malky is a good manager so we need to be up for it or we'll get turned over. They will probably come and sit 10 men behind the ball so we have to move the ball really quickly to break them down. In the Championship this year there has been so many upsets but we will be focused.

'We know we have a lot of ability in the team and if we do the hard work then we have enough quality to win games. For me, if you look at it, probably any team from Wolves upwards will feel they can get still promoted.'