Goalkeeper hoping to continue run against West Brom
NORWICH City goalkeeper Mark Bunn has paid tribute to his team-mates ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.
The summer signing from Blackburn Rovers has performed well in the absence of England international John Ruddy, and has made some crucial saves as City extended their record-breaking run to ten league games unbeaten.
Bunn made his Premier League bow for Blackburn at the Hawthorns back in December 2010, replacing Paul Robinson at half time in an eventful 3-1 away win that included two red cards.
A repeat of that scoreline would certainly please the Yellow Army, but Bunn is concentrating on maintaining the performance level that has typified the recent run.
He told Canaries Player: “The boys are on an amazing run at the minute so it’s a great time to come in, and overall I’ve been happy with my performances apart from one bad result against Villa.
“I’m happy and it has been a good time and I hope it continues.
“It is quite tough [to get used to the Premier League] but I managed to get a few games last season for Blackburn so it’s not been too bad, and hopefully I can continue playing well and help the Club climb up the league.
“The players been brilliant - the defenders have, as have all the lads. We’ve been really strong at the back and not conceded many goals apart from against Villa where we conceded four, so that’s been a bonus.
“We need to keep it tight against West Brom as well and continue to not let as many goals in.”
A run of three wins on the bounce has seen Norwich City propelled to eighth place in the table after a difficult start, and Bunn sees no reason why they can’t continue that rise despite a glut of festive fixtures that include games against Chelsea and Manchester City.
“I don’t think you can take your foot off the pedal,” said Bunn.
“As soon as your do that you’ll be in trouble, so we’ve got to go into every game thinking it’s going to be a tough game and be on it every second.
“We’ve got to keep working hard on the training pitch and keep winning.
“West Brom have been brilliant and it’s going to be a tough game, it always is at their ground, but we’ve picked up some good points and now we’ve got some tough games coming up.
“It’s probably good that we’ve picked up the points that we have because we’ve got Chelsea and Manchester City after the weekend.
“They’re going to be tough games but we managed to beat Manchester United so why can’t we beat them as well?
“It’s a great achievement what we’ve done so far and we just want to carry it on. Winning games oozes confidence, and it’s been brilliant.
“We’ve been training really hard on the training pitch too, and if we keep working hard then you never know. We’re playing so well at the minute that we need to continue everything we’re doing if we want to get a win on Saturday.”