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Friday 23 March 2012

Lappin: Norwich spirit still strong

Canaries midfielder says squad remain upbeat and focused after Newcastle defeat

Simon Lappin says the team spirit at Norwich City remains strong

Norwich City midfielder Simon Lappin insists the team spirit is as strong as ever as the Canaries look to return to winning ways in the Barclays Premier League.

Lappin said he felt Norwich were unfortunate in their 1-0 defeat against Newcastle last Sunday.

But ahead of Saturday's match against the League's bottom side Wolverhampton Wanderers, he told the club's official website: "The confidence is still there.

"Some people may say the confidence has taken a knock, but that's not the case at all, especially with the way we played in the second half at Newcastle.

"That's football and we'll be looking to bounce back against Wolves.

"You need to earn the right to get anything from any match in this League"
- Simon Lappin

"In this League there is never going to be an easy game, especially away from home. Newcastle are an established Premier League team, and we were unlucky not to get anything from the game.

"Wolves will be another difficult game and we'll need to be at our best to get something from it."

Lappin said that he was expecting a tough challenge on Saturday despite Wolves' recent poor run of results.

"You need to earn the right and you need to be at the top of your game to get anything from any match in this League," he added.


"It is massive what we have achieved in a short space of time. But if we manage to secure Premier League football for next season that will be the biggest achievement.

"Wolves will be coming here looking to win the game the same as we are, and they'll be looking to bounce back the same as we are after the Newcastle game, which we deserved something from.

"We just need to make sure that we take care of our own game and see where it takes us."

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Key Points

  • Midfielder Simon Lappin hails team spirit at Norwich
  • Norwich host bottom side Wolves in Barclays Premier League on Saturday
  • Lappin says team will have to work hard to bounce back from loss at Newcastle