Kyle Lafferty: Northern Ireland striker unsure of future at Norwich

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty
Kyle Lafferty has scored seven goals in eight Euro 2016 qualifying matches

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty says he might have to leave Norwich City in January to be in the best possible shape for the Euro 2016 finals.

The 28-year-old striker has scored seven goals in his country's successful qualifying campaign, but has had little game time with his club.

"I'll give it until January then sit down with the manager," said Lafferty.

"There is no point sitting in the stands or playing for 15 minutes when there is a massive tournament coming."

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Lafferty has been given just 13 minutes of Premier League football by Canaries manager Alex Neil, and spent the second half of last season on loan at Turkish side Rizespor.

"It is frustrating," added the former Rangers player. "I am doing the right things, heading in the right direction, but you can only do so much.

"If you're not getting a chance and you're doing the maximum, then you have to ask yourself a question.

"Norwich and the fans have been brilliant with me and I would be sad to leave.

"But I have to think about myself, my family, my career. If it is time to leave I will take the opportunity."