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Norris Enjoying Life At SN1

31 August 2016

Club News

Norris Enjoying Life At SN1

31 August 2016

Luke Norris is settling into life as a Swindon Town player nicely and has now set his sights on getting on the goal trail for his new club.

The striker – who arrived at SN1 on a three-year deal from Gillingham earlier this month – has impressed early on in his Robins career, including a hugely encouraging cameo on his debut during the EFL Cup First Round clash away at QPR three weeks ago. 

With the first month of the 2016/17 campaign nearly finished, Norris sat down with to reflect on his first few weeks as a Swindon Town player.

“It has been a good start. We’ve had a few good results, one bad result, but it has been a good start to the season so far,” he said.

“Everyone has been really welcoming, they are a great bunch of lads, all the staff have been top drawer, the manager has been great and I’ve been made to feel really welcome.

“I’ve done alright but I should have scored already by now and that is sort of annoying me, but it will come.

“Hopefully it will come on Saturday.”

Norris looked in dangerous form during Saturday’s West Country Derby clash with Bristol Rovers, which was abandoned after 60 minutes following a torrential downpour in Wiltshire. 

And the 23-year-old felt Town would have gone on to win the game such was their dominance in the first-half. 

“If the game carried on Saturday then we would have eventually scored because it was one of the most one-sided games I’ve ever been involved in,” Norris continued.

“We were creating chances, we had them pinned in their half for much of the first-half, even the start of the second-half, and we just looked dangerous every time we went forward.

“We did have a few chances but it just would not go in.

“It was similar to Port Vale where we created chances and we finally broke their defences and scored, and I think that would have been the same on Saturday – we would have gone on to score and it could have been two or three in the end.

“If we can take that into Saturday’s game then we’ll have a really good chance.”

Norris also gave his thoughts on his promising partnership with recent arrival Nathan Delfouneso, after the pair combined to cause the Rovers defence plenty of problems at the weekend.

“You know the quality that Nathan has and we both work well off each other. We’ve had a few days in training together, he’s a top lad, we get on well and hopefully we can start building on it and go from there,” he added.

“There were chances in the game and that’s early days – the more games we get to play together the better we’ll be.”

Finally, Norris is looking forward to this weekend’s trip to Peterborough United but has insisted that Town will be treating it just like any other game, despite the match being televised live on Sky Sports.

“It is going to be great and you always look forward to every game of football – being on TV just adds to the hype of it all.

“But at the end of the day it is still a game of football and we’ll be going out there to win – I’m sure we’ll have a good chance of doing that.”

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