Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper pleased with move from Norwich City

Sheffield Wednesday signed Gary Hooper from Norwich City on a permanent deal in January.

Gary Hooper has admitted to the Sheffield Star that he needed to get out of Norwich City and join Sheffield Wednesday in the January transfer window.

Hooper had struggled for appearances at Carrow Road, and the striker was desperate for regular action.

Since moving to Wednesday, the 28-year-old has become a key part of Carlos Carvalhal’s side.

Hooper has established himself as Wednesday’s most important striker, and the former Celtic man is delighted about how well his time at Hillsborough has gone so far.

“It was a big call for me getting out of Norwich and coming down to the Championship,” Hooper said.

“I needed to get out of Norwich because I wasn’t playing. I need to play and this has helped me score more goals and hopefully get promotion.”

Hooper’s decision to leave Norwich could be further vindicated, as he has the opportunity to leapfrog his former club.

Norwich were relegated from the Premier League this past season, while Wednesday could still gain promotion to the top flight.

The Owls have made it to the Championship play off final, where they will take on Hull City at Wembley, with a place in the Premier League the prize for the winners.

Hooper has scored seven goals in 17 Championship appearances for Wednesday so far.

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