City history books suggest top scorer Pukki can keep scoring in the Premier League
PUBLISHED: 12:01 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 12:01 07 June 2019
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Can top scorer Teemu Pukki continue his superb goal-scoring form in the top flight? The Norwich City history books suggest it is possible.
The Finland international signed on a free transfer and scored 29 goals to win the Championship golden boot - and has been backed by Canaries legend Grant Holt to continue scoring in the Premier League.
Ahead of Pukki's quest to build on his superb campaign, here's how his predecessors fared in league games...
1972/73 - Ken Foggo
Scottish winger Foggo scored 13 goals in 40 games to help lead City to the Division Two title and into the top flight for the first time. He only made two substitute appearances before joining West Brom and it was David Cross who top scored as the Canaries scraped to survival in 20th place, with 11 in 37 games.
1975/76 - Ted MacDougall
City bounced straight back to the top flight by finishing third in the second tier in 1974/75, with striker MacDougall starring with 17 goals in 42 games, just ahead of Phil Boyer's 16. The duo continued to shine in Division One as well, with Boyer scoring 11 and MacDougall racking up an impressive 23 in 42 matches to finish as the league's top scorer, with John Bond's team finishing 10th.
1982-83 - Keith Bertschin
Again the Canaries bounced straight back after relegation by finishing third in Division Two, with Keith Bertschin top scorer thanks to 12 in 36 games, ahead of John Deehan and Jack Ross scoring 10 apiece. It was Deehan who became the main man as Ken Brown's side finished in mid-table in the top flight though, scoring 20 in 40 matches, with Bertschin managing eight in 40.
1986/87 - Kevin Drinkell
Norwich bounced back as champions with Kevin Drinkell the leading light thanks to 22 goals in 41 matches. Drinkell took to the top flight like a duck to water as well, with 16 in 42 seeing him finish as top scorer again, as City finished fifth in Division One.
2004/05 - Darren Huckerby
The talisman of the Canaries' title win managed 14 in 36 games, despite playing mostly as a winger, with Leon McKenzie not far behind on nine goals from 18 matches. City slipped to relegation from the Premier League though, with Dean Ashton impressing with seven goals in 16 games after being signed in January, with Huckerby on six, behind McKenzie and Damien Francis on seven.
2011/12 - Grant Holt
There were no problems for determined centre-forward Holt, who followed up his 21 goals during the Championship promotion season with 15 in 36 games in his first season of top-flight football, going close to a Euro 2012 call-up with England.
2015/16 - Cameron Jerome
The signing of powerful forward Jerome proved successful, with 18 goals in 41 games in the Championship before another three in the successful play-off campaign. The former Stoke man had struggled for regular goals in the Premier League previously though and that continued with just three in 34 games as City were relegated, with loanee Dieumerci Mbokani top scoring with seven goals.