According to Norwich manager Alex Neil, Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is still giving his all at Carrow Road, despite uncertainty over his future at the club.
Despite being left out of the Scot’s match-day squad that faced Stoke on Saturday, the club record signing returned to action in Tuesday night's match against Rotherham - grabbing first goal for the club since he netted on his debut two years ago.
"We applied ourselves really well,” Neil told talkSPORT after the match.
“Ricky got his goal which was fantastic. He's worked really hard over the last few weeks, his attitude has been first class.”
Having scored just a single goal in 27 appearances previously for the Canaries, Van Wolfswinkerl found himself sent out on loan to France's Saint-Etienne last season.
He netted five times in 18 starts during his season spent in Ligue 1, while fashioning 12 key passes, leading to suggestions that he may have a future with the club.
Amid the Canaries on-going hunt for a striker, Van Wolfswinkel could emerge as an unexpected winner.
Under Neil the Dutchman appears to be taking his chances and this could prove enough to earn himself a second throw of the dice at Carrow Road.
He arrived at the club from Sporting Lisbon as proven goalscorer – a player who significant potential – and he will be looking to recover his clinical touch should he receive the opportunity to feature in the top flight again.