Ruel Fox backing Cameron Jerome to be a big hit in Championship

Cameron Jerome celebrates after scoring at Blackburn. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Cameron Jerome celebrates after scoring at Blackburn. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil may well be on the look-out for new strikers, but one Canaries legend has backed Cameron Jerome to shine this season.

Jerome has been working overtime in a squad where he is the only senior recognsied hitman – but Ruel Fox insists he is a man to watch in the Championship.

'Cameron Jerome is someone to watch out for this season,' said Fox, who made mroe than 200 appearances for City berfore departing for £2.25m in 1994.

'He didn't have the best of seasons last year, but I thought it was harsh on him as the Premier League is a different type of league and he's more suited to the Championship where you get a bit more time on the ball.

'I don't think the team played to his strengths, but in the Championship he knows the league well and it will tailor to his attributes.

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Jerome has two goals in four league matches this season, but Fox knows there is another figure crucial to City's hopes.

'You've also got Wes Hoolahan, who is a fantastic player and one I like very much in behind the striker and if they can keep him fit and firing, then they'll have a great season,' he said.

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'I think with clubs like Norwich, they're very shrewd with who they bring in and who they allow to leave the club.

'The Canaries' squad is very strong and when you factor in that they had a lot of players missing against an Ipswich outfit who were near full strength, it shows the depth at Alex Neil's disposal.

'As a yo-yo club, one thing Norwich have had is good finances and experienced players. Along with Newcastle, they have the financial strength to keep their best players.'

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