Youssouf Mulumbu is relishing home comforts at Norwich City

Youssouf Mulumbu gets used to his new Norwich City colours. Picture: NCFC

Youssouf Mulumbu gets used to his new Norwich City colours. Picture: NCFC - Credit: Archant

Norwich City's summer signing Youssouf Mulumbu is looking forward to sampling that special Carrow Road atmosphere.

The free transfer arrival from West Brom recalls being part of a Baggies' squad that lost 4-0 in a Premier League tussle back in 2013 that sealed Norwich's top flight status.

Mulumbu knows that level of backing will be vital in City's attempts to repeat the feat under Alex Neil this coming season.

'My big memory is when we lost 4-0 away two years ago and the Norwich crowd were absolutely terrific,' he said. 'I remember we couldn't talk on the pitch because there was so much noise. For me, the fans are really important because they drive you on; they can be the twelfth man.

'I'm really looking forward to getting back to what I do, and to be playing at Carrow Road. I'm 100pc confident it's going to be a great season for myself and Norwich. We've had two weeks training together and I've seen the quality we have. As a new player, I'm looking forward to showing what I can do to the coach and to my teammates.

'I had six or seven years at West Brom, but now I have a new challenge and new ambitions to win my position here and keep it. That's going to drive me forward and make me step up my game in order to improve again.'

Mulumbu, speaking to the official site, admitted Neil was a big pull factor in opting to join the Canaries.

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'When I spoke with the club, I was really impressed and had no doubts about joining,' he said. 'The most important thing for a player is to be wanted by a coach, and he was the biggest reason behind me coming here. I'm looking forward to working with him and seeing how he wants me to play, because I'm a tactical player.

'He is a passionate man who likes football, and I wanted to come to a good team who work hard. I saw Graham (Dorrans) enjoyed his time here, so there were no doubts it was the right move for me.

'The best thing is to stay in the Premier League because everyone knows it's the best league in the world. Norwich were in the division two years ago, so we have experience in the squad which we'll need to have a good season.'