Leeds United target Lafferty ready to leave Norwich

Date published: Thursday 12th November 2015 10:54

Kyle Lafferty: Forward prepared to leave Norwich City

Kyle Lafferty admits he is open to a move away from Norwich City amid reports Leeds United are interested in the striker.

Former Rangers and Palermo forward Lafferty was a target for Leeds over the summer but remained at Carrow Road, where he has since made only two substitute appearances.

The 28-year-old has starred for Northern Ireland in qualification for Euro 2016, scoring seven times, and says he needs to be playing first-team football in the build up to the tournament.

“I’m going to have to sit down with the manager in January and have a discussion with him,” said Lafferty.

“I know that I will need to play football in the new year and going into the Euros.

“It is difficult at my club at present with not playing, but I will keep training and working away in the hope I get my chance.

“I’d love to be playing at Norwich but if I have to go out on loan or be sold to play football that might be the way it will be.

“For the Euros I want to be in the best shape of my life and need to be playing to do that.”

With Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci leading the line, Leeds manager Steve Evans is currently short of competition for the duo.

Summer signing Lee Erwin has yet to make a first-team appearance, and was sent on loan to Bury for a month, while the unfancied Souleymane Doukara has played only 53 minutes of Championship football after being used five times as a substitute.

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