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25 April 2014

Full-back delighted to be part of it again

STEVEN Whittaker is relishing being back in the Norwich City team under new boss Neil Adams.

The attack-minded full-back has started both games since Adams took over at the start of the month, and he says he’s happy to be back in the fold.

“I’m enjoying getting minutes on the pitch. I feel like I’m doing ok and hopefully that can continue until the end of the season,” said Whittaker at his pre-match press conference for the trip to Manchester United.

“We’re pressing teams higher up the pitch now. Attacking is part of my game, I like getting forward and playing parts in goals and trying to set up goals.”

The Canaries’ vibrant style has been born out of hard work on the training pitch – something which Whittaker praises Adams for.

“A few things have changed. He’s demanding a lot from the players. Training has been good; the tempo of training has been a lot higher,” he added.

“We feel like we’ve done well in the two games that he’s been in charge so far, but the results haven’t quite matched the performances and that’s what we’re looking to improve on.

“We believe we can pick up points, and hopefully it will be enough to stay in the division.”

On Ryan Giggs appointment as United manager, he commented: “It might give the place a lift but we need to focus on what we’re doing and take our second half performance against Liverpool into this match.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen. Obviously we would do our homework on the team that’s previously played the weeks before, but it might be different so it’s hard to know what’s going to come at us at the weekend.

“It’s hard to make anything of it. We’re going to concentrate on what we’re going to do.”

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