Stoke City manager, Mark Hughes is all too aware of the threat posed by former Stoke and current Norwich striker, Cameron Jerome.
The 29yr old moved to Carrow Road last summer for a bargain £1.5m fee and his 21 goals last season helped fire Norwich to promotion. His athleticism, pace and power have seen him become the fans’ number one choice of the current striking options and he will surely have a point to prove against his old employers.
Hughes, talking to the media at his pre-Norwich press conference, said: ‘He was always a threat, and he always will be. He’s a player we’ll have to be mindful of.
‘He’s scored goals at Championship level, and he’s got pace and power. We will have to be ready.
‘Selling Cameron was more about circumstances than anything else. We were looking to generate funds and he was a player who had a value. There was a market for him.’
Let’s hope ‘ex-player’ syndrome strikes today.