Winger feels return to action is drawing nearerELLIOTT Bennett says he can have a role to play for the Canaries in their Premier League run-in.
The winger, who has been absent since the opening day of the campaign with a serious knee injury, played his fourth game for City’s Under-21s on Tuesday night as they beat Wolves 1-0 at New Bucks Head.
Bennett successfully came through 90 minutes for the third game in a row, and the 25-year-old feels he’s ready to make his mark if selected by Neil Adams.
“I’m ready and available and up for the fight like the rest of the lads, but I’m not a silly person who thinks I should just walk back into the team. I’m just ready whenever I’m called upon,” he said.
“I feel fantastic. It was a long injury and a long old road, but like I’ve said before in the press I’ve had great people around me at this football Club.
“It’s just a case of training, playing in these games and then it’s in the hands of the manager. All I can do is do what’s asked of me, and who knows what will happen between now and the end of the season.”
Bennett insists the team won’t be distracted from their task against Manchester United this week, despite the attention surrounding the Old Trafford club’s decision to replace David Moyes as manager with Ryan Giggs on an interim basis.
“Obviously it’s a big talking point but that’s Manchester United, we don’t care about that and hopefully we can go there and take all three points, that would be nice,” he added.
“I don’t think ever going to Old Trafford is an easy job, but they’re just humans as it’s just shown this season.
“It’s eleven men against eleven men, and we’ll go up there and give it our best shot. We know what we need to do; Neil will have us well prepared throughout this week. We’ll be ready come Saturday.”