Speaking to The Eastern Daily Press, Norwich manager Alex Neil has said that Nathan Redmond will be let free on the pitch so that he can express himself going forward.
This means that Redmond will be given the freedom of an attacking license and be able to impact the game in the best possible positions. There had been some criticism of his play recently because he was sitting too deep and playing simple passes instead of running at players.
Now, Neil has revealed that was what he was being told to do. However, with that just limiting his impact on the game, Neil is going to let Redmond have a free attacking role on the wing.
I think it was a symptom of the fact during the bad run we have focused on what we do without the ball and trying to keep clean sheets so maybe we are asking Nathan to do something that is not his strength, by dropping him into a deeper area and asking him to break from there.
I think for me his strength and quality is when he is further up the pitch. We have to try and give him that licence with the way we shape up the team
This means that Redmond should be able to improve his form in the coming games and try to find a ‘end product’ on a more consistent basis. Redmond has four goals in the Premier League this season, but his last came against Newcastle back in October last year.