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1 January 2016

Defender looking to extend home comforts

NORWICH City's Ryan Bennett believes his side can continue to improve their fortunes in 2016, ahead of kicking off the New Year by facing Southampton at Carrow Road on Saturday (3pm).

The centre-back produced a 'Man of the Match' performance last time out as the Canaries defeated Aston Villa, taking them to the halfway stage of the Barclays Premier League season.

Speaking to the media at Colney Training Centre on Wednesday afternoon, Bennett said: "Every win is big because we need as many as we can to ensure our safety in the league.

"That's what we're aiming to do as quickly as possible. We knew Aston Villa was a big game to go and win, because we understood what it meant.

"We truly believe we could have more than 20 points. Going into the second half of the season, we feel there's more to come from ourselves.

"We didn't really get what we deserved from our performances at the start of the year. That's a positive sign because we think we can push on to get the points needed to survive."

Bennett was an unused substitute when the two sides last met, with Southampton emerging as 3-0 victors over ten-man City at St. Mary's back in August.

"They have good qualities, but that's the same for every team in this league," the 25-year-old explained.

"Hopefully we'll perform well enough on the day to deal with those qualities. We're looking to go out there and put out our game-plan into place better than we did the last time we played them.

"We've turned a bit of a corner with our home form so we're looking to stay unbeaten there as long as we can. It's been a good run of late and it's something we can enjoy."

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