Alex Neil says there's one thing which attracted him to sign Steven Naismith for Norwich City

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Steven Naismith joined Norwich City from Everton, and made his debut last weekend.

Alex Neil has told the Eastern Daily Press that Steven Naismith’s versatility was what made him want to sign the Scotland international for Norwich City.

Naismith is able to play in any of the positions behind the striker, and he has also played as a number nine in his professional career.

And Neil believes that Naismith’s ability to cover any of the forward positions will be key.

“The one thing about him and what attracted him to us is he can play in a number of positions, a number nine, number 11, number seven or even a 10 he can occupy,” Neil said.

“Like every player he will have his own preference but more often than not he has been used at Everton as a 10 or on the left-hand side.”

Naismith made his debut for Norwich in their 5-4 defeat to Liverpool last weekend.

Although the Canaries put in a terrible display defensively, the 29-year-old impressed with his performance.

Naismith managed to get on the scoresheet, and he also won his side a penalty after being sliced down in the box by Alberto Moreno.

Norwich’s defeat to Liverpool has left them down in 17th place in the Premier League table, just two points clear of the drop zone.

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