Norwich latest news: 21-goal star could have key impact on Teemu Pukki at Carrow Road


Journalist Paul Hodge reckons that summer signing Milot Rashica can chip in with goals and help take the pressure off Teemu Pukki.

How have Norwich started the season?

A 7-0 Carabao Cup victory over Bournemouth aside, everything that could have gone wrong for Daniel Farke’s team, has gone wrong.

They’ve lost all five of their Premier League games, scoring just two goals in the process, and perhaps no surprise that both have come from the trusty right foot of Pukki.

The Finnish striker scored more than 42 percent of Norwich’s goals in their last top-flight season two years back, although that ended in relegation.



And if the Canaries want to avoid dropping straight back into the Championship, they badly need some of their other attacking players to chip in and help the cause.

That hasn’t been the case during the early weeks of the campaign, with no other player yet to score in the Premier League.

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But Hodge reckons that Rashica could yet be that man after his proven record in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen.

What did Hodge say?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “My inclination would be to look at some of the new guys that have come in out wide to provide the goals. Rashica, who’s got goals in him.

“There’s a few other players, Todd Cantwell, who can be the people who can get goals. I think that relying on Pukki as the main man will not work, it needs to be a spread the load job.”

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The Kosovan international hasn’t yet got off the mark in a Norwich shirt in six appearances, but his previous exploits with Werder Bremen suggest that his first Canaries goal isn’t far away.

Last season wasn’t exactly prolific by Rashica’s standards, but his overall record with Bremen stands at 27 goals in 100 outings, with 21 of those coming in the Bundesliga.

Rashica also chipped in with 19 assists in those 100 matches and appears to have the exact quality that Norwich will need if they want to stay in the Premier League.

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