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10 April 2015

Defender fully focussed on Bolton test

SEBASTIEN Bassong has urged the Norwich City squad to maintain their recent standards ahead of facing Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

A run of three consecutive wins, aided by successive clean sheets over the Easter weekend, has lifted the Canaries into the automatic promotion places of the Sky Bet Championship with five games of the regular campaign to go.

However, the 28-year-old knows how quickly things can change and told the media at Colney Training Centre on Friday morning: "We're in a good position, and need to be positive to achieve our aims.

"It's really tight, but that makes it interesting and keeps us on our toes. We can't relax because it's going to be like that until the end of the season.

"Hopefully we're going to win the race. In reality we have to perform every day; we may have been in good form in recent weeks but it's up to us to make sure nobody gets sloppy.

"There's no point thinking about Leeds or Middlesbrough. The game coming is Bolton, so all we're thinking about is winning tomorrow."

Since returning to Carrow Road earlier this year following a loan spell at Watford, Bassong has quickly reestablished himself under boss Alex Neil.

The defender feels there is still more to come from himself, commenting: "I've done my job, although I could have done better.

"You can always improve, but I've done what I've been asked to do. That's all I've been trying to do since I've come back.

"When I had a chat with the manager he told me straight away he was looking forward. He wanted to build the best team that he could, and felt I could be part of it.

"He gave me a chance and I took it. Norwich City is my club, and I belong here."

Middlesbrough, Friday April 17, 7:45pm


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