McNamee: I want to be a hero like Huckerby

Jonathan Redhead Winger Anthony McNamee says he wants to make an impact like Darren Huckerby when he finally pulls on a Norwich City shirt. Huckerby went on to become a City legend after a stunning start at Carrow Road as a Nigel Worthington loan signing in 2003.

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Winger Anthony McNamee says he wants to make an impact like Darren Huckerby when he finally pulls on a Norwich City shirt.

Huckerby went on to become a City legend after a stunning start at Carrow Road as a Nigel Worthington loan signing in 2003.

After his loan spell ended the club went on to sign him on a permanent basis and he went on to enjoy five fantastic years with the club.


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And although they are big boots to fill, McNamee cannot wait to get started after arriving at the Canaries on loan from Swindon Town with a view to completing a full transfer in January.

The pacy wide man could make his debut in tonight's League One clash at Southend United and admits he is looking forward to making his mark in Norfolk.

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“I know Darren Huckerby was a legend at Norwich so hopefully I can do the same,” he said.

“I think I can do a little bit of everything, but I'm more of a winger than playing in behind the strikers. We've got a big squad and got quality players all through the squad so it is good enough to go up. Hopefully, I'll hit the ground running really and just get into my stride.”

McNamee also admitted City's summer interest had temporarily put him off his game.

City failed in a transfer deadline-busting move to sign the 25-year-old in August, but finally bagged their man last week.

The former Watford star said a move to Norfolk was too good to turn down and was happy to finally get it sealed after plenty of speculation about the switch.

“Obviously, knowing a good club is after you, the size of Norwich, you're going to take your mind off the daily job, but it's done and dusted now so I'm happy,” said McNamee.

“The place is really nice and better than what I'm used. I can't wait to get into it.

“Norwich is a big club. You can't really refuse playing in front of 25,000 people so it was a decision I had to make. I just like playing in front of good atmospheres - it gets me going. So playing for Norwich will be a big thing for me.”

McNamee has already played against City for Swindon twice this season, and looks back on his time at the County Ground fondly.

“I enjoyed it,” McNamee said.

“It was the time in my career where I had to go and just play games. I played a lot of games and it led me to come here and it's been an important part of my life.”

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