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Is Kyle Lafferty the answer to Norwich City's scoring nightmare?

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Kyle Lafferty's recent return from injury was seen as a huge boost to Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland and their hopes of progressing through to the finals of the 2016 European cup.

Lafferty has always been prolific for his national side and how now scored a total of 16 goals for his country making him Northern Ireland's second highest ever scorer. Despite Lafferty spending the entire pre season campaign injured, he showed why he is so valued by his home nation throughout this week's Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Lafferty cemented his team's victory, having scored the third goal in a 3-1 win over the Faroe Islands on Friday before notching an important equaliser against Hungary last night in a game that finished 1-1.

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Lafferty's heroics mean Northern Ireland now sit at the top of group F on 17 points.

There is no doubt that due to Lafferty's prowess in a Northern Ireland shirt he is seen as an integral part of his country's ambitions on the world stage. The same can't be said for Lafferty's form for his club team, Norwich City. 

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Lafferty joined the Canaries in July 2014 and made his debut in August later that year.

He has played just 20 games for Norwich City so far and has only found the net once, in a 3-2 home win against Cardiff in January.

Additionally, in February this year, he was loaned out for the remainder of the season to Super Lig club Caykur Rizespor. 

Lafferty's lack of goals for Norwich City may not be entirely his own fault though. Throughout his Norwich career he was continuously played out of position and was given little game time to prove his worth or replicate his Northern Ireland form. 

With none of the Canaries' strikers scoring this season it seems an ideal time for the in form Lafferty to step up and be given his chance for redemption in a Norwich shirt.

There is an excellent case for him to do so and I think you would be hard fought to find a Norwich or Northern Ireland fan who thinks otherwise.  

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