Watch out the rest of the Championship, Norwich City mean business

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson was forced to depart against his old club with a hamstring injur

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson was forced to depart against his old club with a hamstring injury. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City mean business this season insisted Alex Neil after hammering Blackburn 4-1 on their Championship return.

Neil and his players know how tough an instant Premier League return promises to be but goals from Jacob Murphy, Wes Hoolahan, Cameron Jerome and Steven Naismith sealed a rout at Ewood Park.

'We wanted to play in a manner that people are going to sit up and take notice of us, and that we mean business this season. We did all that,' said Neil. 'We want to get back in the Premier League where we think we belong. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. It is going to be a long, hard season with ups and downs.'

Whittaker replaced Martin Olsson in the second-half with the Swede suffering a hamstring problem. The Swede will now be fully assessed by the cclub's medical staff ahead of the build-up to Sheffield Wednesday's visit. Neil is also confident midfielder Graham Dorrans will be in contention to face the Owls on Saturday after missing out at Blackburn with a goin injury.

'Graham (Dorrans) was close to being involved. He had a fitness test but couldn't quite make it. I am hopeful he'll be ready for this week,' said Neil. 'Martin just felt it tighten up just before half-time. Jonny (Howson) the same later on with his ankle as well so those two substitutions were precautionary and with Wes he had done his damage so we brought him off late on.'

Russell Martin and Robbie Brady were both in attendance at Ewood Park after returning to training last week.