Striker shortage is not a problem for Alex Neil at Norwich City
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Norwich City's hitmen will weigh in with goals in the Premier League, insists Alex Neil.
Cameron Jerome has fired the solitary Premier League strike from the Canaries' frontline this season, but spurned a good chance to add to his tally in the weekend's 2-2 draw at West Ham.
Neil brought in Dynamo Kiev striker Dieumerci Mbokani in the final days of the summer transfer window to add competition at the top of the pitch.
'The biggest thing for strikers, as far as I'm concerned, is the fact they're getting chances. If they're not getting chances then that's when I'll worry,' said Neil. 'Cam had a good chance, unfortunately he missed it, hopefully he takes the next one. Of course I'm happy with the boys. I don't think most strikers lack confidence. When you speak to them they know they're good players and they will show that.'
Mbokani replaced Jerome at Upton Park for his second taste of Premier League action after a leading role in the Capital One Cup win against West Brom.
'He is a strong, strong boy, I thought when he came on he gave us a different dimension in terms of looking after the ball. I think you've got to have variety in terms of options,' said Neil. 'You look at (Diafra) Sakho and Andy Carroll at West Ham and they are complete opposites. We've got Cameron, who relies on power and pace, and Mbokani who relies more on taking the ball in and looking after it, he's different to what we've got which makes my job easier.
'He's showed he can compete in the Premier League. The biggest thing you question with foreign players is that physicality of the Premier League because it is not leagues like Spain or Portugal where there is much physical contact. He thrives on that side of the game. Technically he linked the game really well.'
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