Mulumbu has something to prove at Kilmarnock after Norwich spell ‘didn’t really work out’
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Youssouf Mulumbu hopes to show Kilmarnock fans what he is capable of after admitting his two seasons with Norwich City had left him disappointed.
The Scottish Premiership side have signed the 30-year-old until the end of the season following a two-week trial, which started soon after the arrival of new manager Steve Clarke, who was Mulumbu’s boss at West Brom in the Premier League.
The Democratic Republic of Congo international made 24 appearances for the Canaries after joining on a free from the Baggies in 2015 but was released when his contract expired in the summer.
“I feel great, I came in two weeks ago and started training with the lads, they were great with me and I’m very happy to be here,” Mulumbu said.
“I spent some time with my family in Paris after the end of last season, I didn’t really have a good season with Norwich, so I had the time to think about it this summer and now I’m good to go and looking forward to playing with my team-mates and to helping them into the top end of the table.
“I spoke to Steve Clarke, he told me everything about the club and that was a big impact for me, that he came here. I worked with him for a year-and-a-half and he is an honest manager and he trains the way he wants to play, that suited me and that was a big part of me coming here.
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“I’m just looking forward to playing now and showing the real Youssouf Mulumbu. I’ve been in Norwich for two years and it didn’t really work out like I wanted, so I’ve got much to prove.”
The former Paris Saint-Germain trainee also sought out the advice of former Canaries colleague Graham Dorrans, who was sold to Rangers during the summer.
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“All I knew about Scotland was the weather and, to be fair, I’m not going to get used to it,” Mulumbu joked, speaking to Kilmnarnock’s website. “I have friends in Scotland, like Graham Dorrans, who I played with at West Brom and Norwich so I spoke with him. I’m going to meet with him in a couple of weeks but to be fair, I didn’t come here thinking that I’ve played in the Premier League and Scotland is going to be easy, I came to challenge.”