Norwich City’s Steven Naismith is being linked with a loan move to Kilmarnock, according to the Eastern Daily Press.

The experienced Scotland international could leave Carrow Road this month as he wants to gain some more first-team action. His chances under Norwich boss Daniel Farke have been limited.

Naismith has fallen down the pecking order at Norwich and is now being linked with a move back to Kilmarnock. He played in their academy and signed his first professional contract with them in 2002. He went onto play over 100 games for Kilmarnock and was snapped up by Rangers in 2007 for £1.9 million.

He then spent five seasons at Rangers before he was signed by Premier League side Everton in 2016 on a free transfer after Rangers went into administration. Naismith was a hit at Everton and spent four seasons with them.

Norwich signed him in January 2016 but they were relegated in his first season at the club. He scored 7 goals for them in all competitions in the last campaign. However, he has not got as many first-team opportunities this season a loan move back to Kilmarnock is on the cards.

There is no doubt that Naismith is a talented player and he is still only 31. He could do a job at another Championship club and get a lot more game-time there then he is getting at the moment at Norwich. But if his heart is set on a return to Kilmarnock then so be it.

Signing Naismith would be an impressive coup by Kilmarnock. It now appears that their winger, Jordan Jones, will be going the opposite way to Norwich.

 


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