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4 February 2013

City skipper pleased with recent displays

CITY skipper Grant Holt has praised goalkeeper Mark Bunn for his point gaining penalty save against QPR on Saturday.

The City stopper denied Adel Taarabt and Harry Redknapp’s side the lead with an excellent penalty save in the second half at Loftus Road, remaining on top form throughout the match to ensure the Canaries’ left Loftus Road with a share of the spoils.

And City skipper Holt praised Bunn for his performances over the past few weeks: “It could be massive save, especially for us,” said Holt, “He’s had his critics over the last few weeks and I think he’s stood up to that and produced two fantastic performances this week.

“It’s never easy to come in and sit behind someone like he did with John (Ruddy) and then all of a sudden you’re in. It’s a bit different with goalkeepers because you don’t really get many minutes unless you’re starting.

“He’s been fantastic in training and we’ve seen what he has been doing, and as I said it’s hard to come in following on from what John has done, but I think he has been fantastic in the last few weeks.”

The point ensured City remain seven points clear of the relegation zone heading into this Saturday’s clash with Fulham at Carrow Road, and despite a number of chances for the Canaries in the second half, the City skipper was pleased with the point.

“To be honest I’d say a draw was about the right result,” Holt told Canaries Player, “They’re a team that over the past few weeks have had a lot to play for, have been picking up points and obviously spent a bit as well.

“We knew what we had to do and came with a plan of moving them about and we missed a few chances. But, when teams are around you in that so called group of ten at the bottom you’ve got to at least take something off them.

“We know what we want to do, we’re not worried about the bottom three,  we’re just working on a target to get to 40 points as soon as we can like we did last year.”

City will look to take a further step towards that mark against Fulham on Saturday with the confidence now flowing again following good performances against Tottenham and QPR in their last two outings.

“I think we’ve just stripped it back. We looked at a few videos and saw what we did in the earlier parts of the season." said Holt. 

“I think you can see over the past two weeks that we’ve gone back to what we do best, working hard, pressing and working together as a team and it’s paying off for us at the moment.”


Watch Holt's post-match interview from Loftus Road in full on Canaries Player now

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