After limping to safety with just a game to spare, Norwich were seen as being candidates to be part of the relegation dogfight ahead of the new season. Fast forward to just a few weeks before the new season and now Norwich can be seen as being a secure mid table club with aspirations for a top ten finish.
The signings of prolific Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel coupled with the capture of FC Twente midfielder Leroy Fer and the signing of Blackburn left back Marcus Olsson has meant increased optimism at Carrow Road. This will only be increased by the signing of Gary Hooper for a fee of £5 million from Celtic as manager Chris Hughton adds increased firepower to his side.
The departure of former captain Grant Holt and released striker Simeon Jackson had meant that Hughton was short on strikers before he added the two top class strikers to his ranks. The Canaries squad is taking shape and is now full of class, depth and most importantly goal scorers which were something that Norwich greatly missed towards the end of the season.
Hughton has improved his squad to great effect and without breaking the bank to secure the signatures; he has shaped his squad to be able to improve on last season’s finish as the Carrow Road faithful head into the season with increased optimism.