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21 September 2016

Scot netted at his former team on Tuesday

STEVEN Naismith says he will continue to work hard to force his way back into Alex Neil's plans.

The forward scored against his old club Everton as City knocked the Toffees out of the EFL Cup on Tuesday, but he hasn't featured in City's last three league matches.

Speaking post-match at Goodison Park, Naismith told Norwich City TV: "There's a lot of us not been involved, which is the manager's decision.

"When you get your chance, you just need to go out there and do well.

"I thought I started the season ok, there were a couple of games where we didn't play well and I probably suffered for that.

"I've dealt with it, I will continue to be professional and to work hard. I've been in football long enough, and when decisions don't go your way you can't change what's expected from you as a professional."

Reflecting on the 2-0 victory, Naismith added: "It was a very good win. We worked our socks off, we had a good organisation and we scored goals at the right time in the game, which was key.

"We knew we were up against a quality team, but everybody in our team knew their role."

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