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6 April 2015

Defender proud of successive clean sheets

STEVEN Whittaker saluted a job well done following Norwich City's 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win over Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road on Easter Monday.

Two first half goals from Bradley Johnson proved enough to secure an important victory for Alex Neil's side, who registered their third straight league success in the process.

The Scotland international played a key role in the opener with some tenacious work in the penalty-area, and told Norwich City TV after the game: "The aim was to win the match and get the points on the board, which we've managed to do.

"We played well, and were obviously two goals up at half-time. In the second half we played within ourselves a little bit, but the job was done in the first half.

"We believe we can win every match we go into, and know if we do then we'll get promotion. The determination is definitely there, so we just have to make sure we're right at it in every game.

"As a defensive unit we're working really well, and we've got the talent in the team to score goals. It's going well at the minute and it's great we're getting clean sheets so we just need to keep going."

Victory saw City move into the automatic promotion places for the first time in 2015, with just five matches of the regular campaign now remaining.

Whittaker believes that gives his side an advantage in the race for Premier League football, commenting: "It's massive for us as that's where we want to be.

"We know if we continue to win our matches then we'll stay there. I think we're only two goals ahead of Watford so it's really close but we'll go into the next match trying to take the points.

"Obviously we're looking up, so we want to win the matches that are coming and finish in the top two at the end of the season. We know if we do our jobs right then we'll get there.

"As long as we show the determination and quality that we did today then we'll be alright."

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