Morison keen to prove himself

The 27-year-old Wales international was playing non-league football

with Bishop’s Stortford until 2006 when he moved on to Stevenage

before his move to Millwall. Now he is set to make the transition

to the top-flight having joined Paul Lambert’s summer recruitment

drive at Carrow Road in a reported £3million move from the

Championship club. Morison, however, knows the hard work starts now

as the Norwich squad return for the start of pre-season training

ahead of what is expected to be a testing first Premier League

campaign since 2005 for the Norfolk club, who start at Wigan,

before hosting Stoke and then travelling to Chelsea. “I just want

to get into the team first and then play as many games and score as

many goals as I can and ultimately help Norwich stay in the Premier

League,” Morison said on skysports.com. “If I do that and show what

I am capable of then I am sure that I can get the fans on my side

fairly quickly.” Lambert has been busy in the transfer market, the

arrival of combative midfielder Bradley Johnson from Leeds on a

free transfer adding to the purchases of striker James Vaughan from

Everton, winger Elliott Bennett from Brighton and young Belgian

defender Ritchie de Laet on loan from Manchester United. Norwich

are also said to be closing in on Anthony Pilkington after

Huddersfield revealed the 23-year-old winger had asked to leave.

The Canaries will kick off their warm-up campaign at local Ridgeons

Football League side Gorleston Town on July 16, and by the time the

squad heads out to Germany for a short training camp, Lambert is

expected to have added more new faces. After missing out on England

Under-21 international Steven Caulker after he joined fellow

Premier League newcomers Swansea on loan from Tottenham, Norwich

have been linked with a move for Congo defender Herita Ilunga, who

is keen to play in the top-flight again following West Ham’s

relegation.