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