Earnie unfazed by speculation
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Robert Earnshaw expects speculation about his future to be rife this summer.
Norwich striker Robert Earnshaw expects speculation about his future to be rife this summer.
Despite being out for three months recently following a groin operation, Earnshaw still has 18 Championship goals to his name this season.
He believes there will be plenty of rumours about a possible Norwich exit at the end of the season, but maintains he is not worried by the likely attention.
"I think I'm probably going to get that talk anyway. I just get used to it and that's how it's going to be. I don't get bothered by it," he told The Pink'un.
"I sometimes hope to get it because that means I'm doing well. But I don't get fazed by it.
"I love playing for Norwich. I think it's a good place to play football. It's going well for me so I'm enjoying my time here."
Canaries boss Peter Grant also feels it would be a good thing to receive enquiries for potential targets such as Earnshaw and midfielder Dickson Etuhu.
"I'll be absolutely delighted if we get phone calls about all the squad because it means they're doing their business," he explained.
"In an ideal world, I would love to get phone calls from all the managers asking about X, Y and Z. The good thing is our players are contracted to us.
"These guys have done exceptionally well. Earnie could have had 30 goals if he'd kept fit and Dickson has done exceptionally well since I came here, apart from two or three games.
"I'd be surprised, disappointed if people weren't phoning me about them."
Norwich play their final home game of the season against Southampton on Saturday, and Earnshaw is sad not to have more matches ahead.
"All I need now is games. The more games I play the better, the fitter I'm going to get," said the Welshman.
"It's the last home game, so we need to put on a show and send everyone off with a good feeling at the end of the season.
"We want to put on a good performance, so I'll be ready. I'm sure everybody else in there will be. We're looking forward to it."