Everton striker Steven Naismith gives his opinion on Norwich City supporters' chant about him

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Norwich City tried to sign Steven Naismith from Everton in the summer transfer window.

Everton attacker Steven Naismith has admitted to the Liverpool Echo that it was nice to hear the Norwich City supporters singing his name on Saturday.

Everton faced Norwich at Carrow Road last weekend, and when the Scotland international went to warm up the Canaries supporters chanted “Steven Naismith, we’re coming for you."

Norwich tried to sign Naismith in the summer transfer window, but the deal fell through.

There is an expectation that Alex Neil’s side will attempt to do a deal for the forward in January though, and Naismith admits it is nice to know that he is wanted by supporters of the East Anglian outfit.

"It's funny and nice to hear when someone does that but it's just carrying on from when they had a bid rejected in the summer," Naismith said.

"From the summer, I've not given it much more thought to be honest but it was funny. A few of the boys were mentioning it after the game.

"But football can change for quickly that all I am focused on is getting in the team at Everton."

Naismith’s future at Everton is in doubt as he has played a very limited amount of first-team football this season.

The 29-year-old has not played in a Premier League match since October, and his chances of breaking back into the squad are looking slim.

Everton have been dangerous going forward, with Gerard Deulofeu, Ross Barkley and Arouna Kone all establishing their places behind the striker.

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