Corey Norman provides good headache for Dragons coach Paul McGregor: Tyson Frizell

Time to shine: Dragons five-eighth Corey Norman. Picture: AAP Image
Time to shine: Dragons five-eighth Corey Norman. Picture: AAP Image

Tyson Frizell believes Corey Norman's signing has given Paul McGregor the best possible headache for a coach.

St George Illawarra's acquisition of Norman has given them yet another x-factor in attack.

With Gareth Widdop likely to shift to fullback, Norman will be expected to form an exciting halves pairing with star No.7 Ben Hunt.

With young wingers Jordan Pereira and Zac Lomax expected to excite out wide alongside Tim Lafai and Euan Aitken, the Dragons have strike all over the field. Then there is speedster Matt Dufty.

"It's a bit of a tough one there. Not for us players, [Norman is] a great asset and a great player to have. I think more for Mary, in terms of what he wants to do with the spine," Frizell said. 

"Because you've got Dufty, Normy, Gareth, Ben Hunt. They all can't fit in. It's a headache I think Mary likes to have. It seems like Gaz is going to move to the back and Normy will probably start in the halves but whether that's for round one after the way it played out in the trials.

"I think it's a work in progress. Who knows, it might change throughout the year depending on how we go. They're great players. [Norman] is a great player to have into our squad and as a new addition he's another x-factor that we've brought into the side along with Dufty. Whether he starts at the back or comes off the bench he's a handy player to have. A player that can break open a game which is something we might need in close games or big games to have someone like that with that x-factor help us get over the line.

"It's exciting for us and for Dragons fans to have these players in our side. And hopefully it comes together for us."

St George Illawarra's deadly spine - which also includes livewire hooker Cameron McInnes - appears to have plenty of points in it.

But Frizell warned against expecting too much too soon as their big guns started to gel.

"I don't know if we can expect them to light it up every game, it's going to take time with all these quality players," he said. 

"Collectively as a team we've got to be performing together each week and for those guys to stand out we need to be playing well as a group. Hopefully we can do that sooner rather than later but hopefully fans will be itching to come and watch us play."

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