Norwich City: Cameron Jerome declines goalscoring target

Cameron Jerome
Jerome started his career as a Middlesbrough trainee

Striker Cameron Jerome is not setting himself any personal scoring targets at Norwich City despite one of the best starts to a season in his career.

The 27-year-old summer arrival from Stoke has four goals from four matches so far, including a brace in Tuesday's 3-0 win at Brentford.

"I'm always confident that if I get a chance in front of goal I'll stick it away," Jerome told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"I have no special role or target that I have set myself since moving here."

The former Cardiff and Birmingham City forward continued: "I'm solely here to help get the club promoted to the Premier League.

"If I score 50 goals, 10 goals or none at all, as long as we get promoted then I know everyone would have played their part."

Jerome goalscoring record
Crystal Palace: Two goals in 29 matches on loan in 2013-14 season
Stoke City: 12 goals in 67 appearances between 2011 and 2014
Birmingham City: 41 goals in 201 matches between 2006 and 2011
Cardiff City: 27 goals in 79 appearances between 2004 and 2006

Jerome enjoyed his most prolific season with Cardiff in 2005-06, scoring 20 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions.

He netted six goals in his first seven matches that season, but until now has never scored in three of his opening four matches of a campaign.

"I've scored goals where ever I've gone," said Jerome. "At Stoke was used mainly as a rotation and you do not score as many goals if you don't play as many games - that is a football fact.

"As long as I'm playing I know what I bring to the table. The manager plays you for a reason because you bring certain qualities to the team and to the game."

Jerome scored on his debut for the Canaries - taking just 14 minutes to find the targete against Crawley Town in their League Cup win last month.

"There was always going to be healthy competition for places, so I knew I was not going to walk straight into the team," Jerome added.

"I had to get a couple of weeks of good training in me to get fit and bide my time. I took my chance as it has come and hope I can kick on with the team."

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