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GRAHAM DORRANS: IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK

12 September 2016

Midfielder eager for more after injury comeback

NORWICH City's Graham Dorrans wants to make the most of his return to fitness after completing 90 minutes in the Canaries' 3-2 Sky Bet Championship win over Cardiff City on Saturday.

Making his first competitive appearance of the season after suffering an injury in City's final warm-up game, the midfielder is now looking to maximise his personal opportunities over the coming weeks.

"I'm pleased to be back because I'd had a good pre-season and felt really good," Dorrans told the media at Colney on Monday lunchtime.

"Then in the final warm-up game I got an injury which was disappointing. I was feeling probably the best I had in the last year or so in terms of fitness and was raring to go.

"After picking up the injury it was a tough month for me. I've managed to get myself back in training and topped up my fitness before getting 90 minutes on Saturday which was good for me."

With a testing schedule ahead, the 29-year-old is relishing the cut and thrust of what the second tier offers ahead of Tuesday evening's clash with Wigan Athletic.

"It's a tough league because the games come thick and fast," he explained.

"You just need to approach each match as it comes. That's the case with this one [Wigan] too; we've ticked off Saturday so it's onto Tuesday now.

"We've got a good squad with lots of competition for places. Having that keeps everyone on their toes and playing to the best of their ability.

"We know Wigan is going to be a tough match but we'll treat it as we would any other game. We'll be going into it looking for the three points."



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