Farke has big plans for new boy Hugill after City open German tour with a 3-0 friendly win

PUBLISHED: 21:10 24 August 2020 | UPDATED: 22:08 24 August 2020

New signing Jordan Hugill, front left, watches with another ex-Hammer, Sam Byram, as Norwich take on SC Verl in their opening pre-season friendly in Germany 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

New signing Jordan Hugill, front left, watches with another ex-Hammer, Sam Byram, as Norwich take on SC Verl in their opening pre-season friendly in Germany Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

©Focus Images Limited https://www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222

Daniel Farke cannot wait to unleash Jordan Hugill after the striker flew in to join Norwich City’s pre-season tour of Germany following his move from West Ham.

Hugill became the 10th new arrival of a hectic summer after agreeing a three year deal for an undisclosed fee. The 28-year-old was in attendance on Monday afternoon for his new side’s 3-0 friendly win over SC Verl.

City will face Dynamo Dresden and SV Darmstadt over coming days, and Farke plans to get Hugill straight into the fray.

“It is important to give him some game time because he will be a proper option for the Luton cup game with Teemu (Pukki) and Adam (Idah) and Danel (Sinani) all away on international duty,” he said.

“It is important we give him some minutes. Quality is defined over a period. Not one season or one month. He has scored goals for a number of seasons.

Behind the scenes with the club media team after the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Behind the scenes with the club media team after the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

“If you watch his career, he started a bit later but he has improved from year to year and I get the feeling he is greedy to still improve.

“A good lad with a good attitude who offers us something different.

“He is physical, he can hold up the ball, he can attack crosses, he is good on set pieces. We needed all that.

“We are heading into a season with 46 league games in the toughest league in the world. With Teemu and Adam we have three natural attacking options.”

Adam Idah of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Adam Idah of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Idah was on target again after notching in the 6-0 Colney romp against MK Dons on Friday. Kieran Dowell and Timm Klose also chipped in.

“We scored some quality goals. But I was not over the moon with our performance,” said Farke. “We could have played more solid, more serious. Verl pressed us more than MK Dons but our first touch was not always great and we allowed them too many chances.

“We were not 100pc sticking to our plan. I am glad we don’t start the season tomorrow. We have work ahead.

“I praised them after the MK Dons win and maybe we were a bit over-confident.

Christoph Zimmermann of Norwich heads clear during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Christoph Zimmermann of Norwich heads clear during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

“With Kieran I am pretty pleased. He worked hard for the team, he invested a lot in the pressing and he got his reward. A top class finish and a top class pass for Adam. He knows pretty quickly he has to deliver as one of the new lads. They have to adapt quickly.

“We have Marco Stiepermann and Todd Cantwell.

“Maybe even Danel Sinani and Mario Vrancic can play that role. There is lots of competition. The starting XI is not made yet for Huddersfield.”

Daniel Farke directing operationsDaniel Farke directing operations

Emi Buendia is about to hit the deckEmi Buendia is about to hit the deck

Adam Idah of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Adam Idah of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Emiliano Buendia of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Emiliano Buendia of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Emiliano Buendia of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Emiliano Buendia of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

General view during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020General view during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Kenny McLean under pressureKenny McLean under pressure

Adam Idah was on target in the 3-0 win over SC Verl Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdAdam Idah was on target in the 3-0 win over SC Verl Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Kieran Dowell - an impressive addition among the flurry of summer signings Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdKieran Dowell - an impressive addition among the flurry of summer signings Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Michael McGovern of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Michael McGovern of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Michael McGovern of Norwich organises his wall during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Michael McGovern of Norwich organises his wall during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Onel Hernandez of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Onel Hernandez of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Daniel Farke was in relaxed mood before kick off in Norwich City's 3-0 friendly win over SC Verl Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdDaniel Farke was in relaxed mood before kick off in Norwich City's 3-0 friendly win over SC Verl Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Onel Hernandez reacts after missing a chanceOnel Hernandez reacts after missing a chance

Przemyslaw Placheta of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Przemyslaw Placheta of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Xavier Quintilla of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Xavier Quintilla of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Behind the scenes with the club media team after the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Behind the scenes with the club media team after the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Ben Godfrey of Norwich before the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020Ben Godfrey of Norwich before the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

General view of the stadium before the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020General view of the stadium before the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

The Norwich players take to the pitch before the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
24/08/2020The Norwich players take to the pitch before the Pre-season friendly match at SPORTCLUB Arena, Verl Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 24/08/2020

Related articles

Become a supporter

This newspaper company has followed Norwich City through good times and bad. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce in depth coverage that makes a measurable difference to our community. OTBC

Norwich City Video

Norwich City Audio

Norwich City Stats

The Pink Un magazine

cover
A must-read for any Norwich City fan with in-depth, straight-talking, analysis from the best writers around.
Purchase

Latest from the Pink Un - Norwich City Football Club News