Dean Ashton says a Norwich City striker needs to step up if Canaries are to survive

The Norwich strikers have not scored enough goals this season.

Norwich City are still fighting for their Premier League survival and after picking up four points from their last two games they are looking more likely than they were after their recent run of nine league games without a win.

But goals are still lacking for Norwich City.

One man who nearly fired the Canaries to survival with his goalscoring antics back in 2005 was Dean Ashton – when he scored seven goals in 16 games.

However, it did not prove enough as Norwich still suffered relegation and a year later he joined West Ham United.

He has been speaking to Sky Sports News HQ today (30/03/16) and believes one of the current crop needs to step up if the club are to survive in the Premier League survival race:

“It could absolutely cost them (not having a goalscorer).

“They’ve tried all the strikers Norwich that they have got.

“(Dieumerci) Mbokani has had a go, (Cameron) Jerome, (Patrick) Bamford’s had a start as well.

“No one has really hit the ground with the amount of goals that you want. You need someone who is going to step forward.

“It might only need to be three goals from now until the end of the season but them three goals could be the difference between staying up and going down.”

At the moment Norwich’s top scorer is winger Nathan Redmond with five for the season and the strikers have simply not done enough in front of goal.

Norwich will be hoping that Mbokani, Jerome, Bamford or Steven Naismith can be the player to fire in the goals that lead the Canaries to survival.

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