Kyle Lafferty considers Norwich City exit

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Norwich City striker and Northern Ireland hero Kyle Lafferty is considering a move away from the East Anglian club to increase his chances of being selected for the Euro 2016 finals.

28-year-old Lafferty has played only 13 minutes of football for Norwich since manager Alex Neil arrived from Hamilton Academical last January.

Despite scoring in Norwich's 3-0 victory over West Brom in their latest Capital One Cup outing and scoring seven goals for Northern Ireland in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign; Lafferty has found opportunity limited.


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Competition in the Norwich attack is high with boss Neil opting with Cameron Jerome, Lewis Grabban and Dieumerci Mbokani to lead the line in previous games this season. This has resulted in Lafferty and fellow striker Gary Hooper being left out of the fold.

Lafferty recently told the BBC: "I'll give it until January then sit down with the manager," he went on to say: "There is no point sitting in the stands or playing 15 minutes when there is a massive tournament coming."

Lafferty started his career at Burnley before having a successful four-year spell with Rangers. The towering Irishman left Scotland after the club's administration resulted in their relegation to the fourth tier. He went on to have cameos in Switzerland with Sion and then Palermo in Italy's Serie B.

Norwich signed Lafferty in June last year following their Premier league relegation. Despite having a goal-scoring pre-season and making 18 Championship appearances for the club he found himself out of favour following the arrival of Alex Neil. Lafferty spent the latter of last season on loan at Turkish outfit Caykur Rizespor and described his current situation: "frustrating."

Lafferty boasts a wealth of experience, having played in five countries and making 45 appearances for Northern Ireland.

With the forward eager to find game time and Canneries boss Neil looking to other players to provide the goals Lafferty could well leave the club in January. To ensure he has a seat on Northern Ireland's plan to France next summer.  

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