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GARY O'NEIL HAPPY TO BIDE HIS TIME

29 October 2014

Patience is a virtue for City midfielder

GARY O’Neil doesn’t mind waiting for his chance at Norwich City.

The experienced midfielder is yet to start a league game for the Canaries since signing a two-year deal in the summer after his release from Queens Park Rangers.

He made an effective contribution as a half-time substitute in last Saturday’s draw against Sheffield Wednesday, however, and hopes his patience will be rewarded.

“I haven’t moaned to the gaffer or asked him any questions, but with a couple of injuries and the results not quite going the way we wanted, you might get a chance,” said O’Neil.

“Everyone is desperate for a start, myself included. As you are around a bit longer you understand the gaffer has to juggle things. It is nothing personal. I have learned to be patient and wait for your time.

“It was nice to play (against Wednesday) and to be involved and I was disappointed not to get the three points we deserved. We passed it well, we changed the system and that allowed me a chance to make an impact.

“I am enjoying my time and when I am asked to play I will continue to do my best.”

 
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O’Neil has already been promoted three times from the Championship while with Portsmouth, West Ham United and QPR.

The 31-year-old hopes to be the lucky charm in a squad he believes has the quality and depth to have a successful campaign.

“Hopefully I am and me just being here will be enough to get us up!” he laughed when speaking at his pre-Bolton press conference at Colney.

“I definitely think we have what it takes to go up. The first thing you look at is the size of the squad. The quality we have got.

“It is just about not letting these tough spells drag on too long.”

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