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After notching 45 goals in 87 games for Sporting Lisbon, the new Canaries striker is confident he can boost his new side's attacking threat and push them up the table

Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is confident he can provide the goals to fire the club up the Premier League table.

Manager Chris Hughton secured the services of the Dutchman from Sporting Lisbon in a deal reported to be worth £8.5 mliion after the 24-year-old notched 45 goals in 87 games in Portugal.

Norwich struggled in front of goal last season, scoring a mere 41 times in 38 games, and Van Wolfswinkel believes he can improve the Carrow Road outfit’s fortunes going forward and justify his price tag.

"The fee is something between the two clubs but of course it shows me that Norwich have a lot of confidence in me. If anything I see it more as a motivation," he told EDP24.

"I am confident of scoring goals. That is part and parcel of my job but the most important thing for me is I am a team player. If I play well then I expect to score goals and I want to do both.

“These are my qualities that I want to show. I know they say Portuguese football is more technical and the English more physical so I may have to make a few changes. It’s normal.

"I had the same when I first left Holland for Portugal. It will be different but I am not the type of player who needs much time to develop."