Jon Newsome has urged Daniel Farke to stick to his Norwich City philosophy and strengthen his options ahead of the Premier League season getting underway.
The Canaries sealed an immediate return to the top flight after getting their hands on the Championship title last term.
However, Norwich suffered a heavy blow after talisman Emiliano Buendia was sold to Aston Villa for a club-record fee just a matter of weeks after the jubilant scenes at Carrow Road.
Farke – who moved into the Canaries’ hotseat four years ago – has responded by welcoming 14 signings to the club, including Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour on a season-long loan and Milot Rashica in a £9million move from German outfit Werder Bremen.
Norwich suffered relegation to the Championship after conceding 75 goals during their last season in the Premier League, but ex-Canaries defender Newsome has called for the newly-promoted side to trust their instincts.
He also hopes Farke will add more strength in depth before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.
Newsome exclusively told Football FanCast: “I think the biggest thing about the Premier League is you need to have some strength in depth.
“If you’ve got a fantastic first 11 but your reserve team players aren’t quite at that level, you still get found out in the Premier League. It’s a massive step up so I can see the club investing. I don’t think they will go crazy and splash the cash because that’s not the Norwich way.
“We need to strengthen in certain areas and I would like to see Norwich still play with the same philosophy of attacking football.”