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Hughton hails Van Wolfswinkel

Chris Hughton thinks that new signing Ricky Van Wolfswinkel can 'make the difference' for Norwich City next season.

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Ricky Van Wolfswinkel: Expected to hit the ground running for Norwich City

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel: Expected to hit the ground running for Norwich City

Hughton signed the Dutch striker for a reported £8.5million from Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon and the Carrow Road manager hopes that the he will help Norwich improve on last season's 11th-place finish in the Premier League.

"In this division you have to make sure you are hard to beat but you also have to have players who can make the difference," Hughton said in the Daily Mirror.

"I can't think of one game last season where we thought this one is going to be comfortable for us.

"This signing could be the one that turns some of our draws into wins. We drew a lot last season and that is one area where we would like to see the difference."

Hughton also thinks that Van Wolfswinkel is capable of making a similar impact to other players in the Premier League who have impressed during their debut season.

Hughton added: "We hope he's the man. The test is can he do it in a very tough division. We've seen scorers at Aston Villa like Benteke when he arrived, and Grant Holt got 15 goals for us in the season before last."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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