Alex Neil expects Steven Naismith to start performing better for Norwich City

Steven Naismith has made five starts for Norwich City so far.

Manager Alex Neil has told the Eastern Daily Press that Steven Naismith will get better with games for Norwich City.

Naismith was brought to Norwich from Everton in the January transfer window, but his arrival hasn’t had the impact many were hoping for.

Although the Scotland international has come straight into Norwich’s first-team, he has not been able to break them out of their slump.

The Canaries have failed to win any of their last seven Premier League matches, but Neil believes Naismith will start influencing games more as the season progresses.

“Against Liverpool he operated in the number 10 role and the difficulty I have got there is Wes (Hoolahan) has been terrific for us a lot of the time this season in that role,” said Neil. “Steven has played every game since he came here and I expect him to get better with regular football.”

Prior to his move to Carrow Road, Naismith had not played much football this season, so it is not surprising to see him still lacking some match sharpness.

So far Naismith has made five Premier League appearances for the Canaries, but he has only scored once.

Norwich will be relying on the 29-year-old to hit form soon, as they look to move away from the relegation zone.

Neil’s side are currently in 17th place in the top flight standings, and they only have a one point cushion over Newcastle United and Sunderland.

Norwich’s next match comes against Chelsea later this evening.

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