Cape Town - Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean admits the
Canaries need to give striker Teemu Pukki a fighting chance with some better
The Canaries slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Brighton over the
weekend and are now winless in six, with five defeats and one draw since a
shock 3-2 win over Manchester City in mid-September.
Striker Pukki managed six goals in his first five league
games of the season but hasn't scored since.
Pukki did find the back of the net twice for Finland during
the international break in October, and McLean feels if the rest of the Norwich
squad can create chances for the 29-year-old he will rediscover his scoring
form from the early stages of the campaign.
"We've got to create a lot more," he told The Pink
Un. "We've got a guy at the top end of the pitch (Pukki) whose movement
and finishing is second to none, and we're giving him nothing."
The Carrow Road club have conceded 14 goals during their
six-game winless run.
Scotland international McLean says they have to improve in
defence and in all areas if they are to pull away from the danger zone.
He added: "We need to take a long, hard look at
ourselves. It's been a tough few weeks, we need to go back to the drawing board
all over the pitch and it's not just stopping goals or creating chances."
Norwich have lost eight of their 11 Premier League games
this season and have picked up just seven points.
The Canaries sit in 19th spot, above only winless Watford,
and are four points adrift of safety after the latest round of fixtures.
- TeamTalk Media