Tony Andreu hoping to impress again for Norwich City in friendly at Cambridge United

Tony Andreu of Norwich City scores his side's third goal during the 7-0 pre-season friendly win at E

Tony Andreu of Norwich City scores his side's third goal during the 7-0 pre-season friendly win at Emerald Park, Gorleston. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

After scoring four goals in two halves of football so far in Norwich City's pre-season schedule, it is hardly surprising that Tony Andreu is relishing tonight's friendly at Cambridge United.

The French attacking midfielder scored a hat-trick in the second half of City's 10-0 win at Hitchin Town on Tuesday, following his goal in the 7-0 win at Gorleston on Saturday.

The standard of opposition moves up a notch tonight against League Two side Cambridge though and Andreu is hoping to continue his strong start.

Andreu joined his former Hamilton Academical manager Alex Neil in Norfolk in January, having had a brilliant first half of the season in the Scottish Premiership with the Accies, scoring 12 goals in 23 games.

With Neil inspiring a promotion push at Carrow Road hoewever, the 27-year-old found it difficult to force his way into the starting line-up and made just six appearances as a substitute.


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The former Monaco trainee is enjoying a fresh start though – as well as a very different pre-season to this time last year with Hamilton.

'It's a bit different to last year as Norwich is a bigger club,' Andreu said.

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'We played football the first week we were back in, which is enjoyable as a player because you don't want to be just running. We worked hard for the first two weeks and now we're getting game time so it's pretty good.

'Without meaning to be disrespectful to the teams we've already played, it's going to start getting harder for us now. It feels like Cambridge is going to be more of a test, so we'll make sure we're prepared for it.'

Tomorrow the Canaries fly out for European training camps ahead of friendlies against Israeli side Maccabi Haifa at the Kufstein-Arena in Kufstein, Austria, on Monday and German top-flight outfit FC Augsburg at Am Sportplatz 2 in Prien am Chiemsee, Germany, next Saturday.

'It's going to be a good week for the group to be together and test themselves against strong teams,' Andreu continued, speaking to City's official website.

'I've settled in really well since I joined, and everyone has helped me to feel at home. It's been an enjoyable time here so far, and I hope it can be even better from now.

'Playing is the aim for everyone, and it's definitely the same for me. I'm going to keep working hard and pushing myself to make sure I have a chance of doing that.'

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