Norwich striker Steve Morison has fired out a warning to Barclays Premier League defences by claiming he and forward partner Grant Holt provide far more than simply a physical threat.

The imposing duo were paired together against Wigan on Saturday for only the second time since Morison's summer move from Millwall, as the Canaries came from behind to secure a point at the DW Stadium.

And Morison, who provided the assist for Wes Hoolahan's goal, says opponents should underestimate he and Holt at their peril.

“It’s only the second time we have played together up front and I think we are more than a physical threat,” he explained.

“It’s good and if people just think me and him are going to be a physical presence and nothing else then that bodes well because we have got a lot more than that.”


Asked about his own performance against Wigan, he added: “I thought I did alright – I worked the channels well. I worked hard and ran at them when I could.

“I created the goal so it was a pleasing afternoon. I was just disappointed not to get a clear chance to score a goal. I would have loved to have scored and we’re a bit disappointed that we didn’t win the game.”

Meanwhile, goalscorer Hoolahan believes Norwich have what it takes to maintain their place in the top-flight after securing automatic promotion from the Npower Championship last season.

"The Premier League is a lot quicker," he said. "If you make a mistake they'll punish you. But we've adapted ourselves well and we're just looking forward to the coming months.

"We're always going to compete, the lads have been great, so hopefully in the coming weeks we can show we can get the ball down and play some football."

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