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GRAHAM DORRANS: FANS DESERVED THAT

17 April 2017

Midfielder on target as City win at Deepdale

GRAHAM Dorrans says Norwich City's 3-1 Sky Bet Championship win at Preston North End on Easter Monday was just reward for the fans who made the journey to Lancashire.

A difficult season on the road had seen the Canaries collect just four league victories on the road this term ahead of heading to Deepdale, but an assured performance brought a deserved three points against the Lilywhites.

Dorrans' 28th minute strike set his side on their way, and after the match he told Norwich City TV: "We managed to start the game well and got a couple of goals up at half-time.

"We knew the strengths they possessed and dealt with that, especially in the first half. I thought today we were comfortable; we were solid in possession although it's disappointing to concede the goal.

"All in all, a 3-1 win was comfortable for us. We spoke before the game about people questioning our away record, which hasn't been good enough.

"As a group we are good enough to correct that and thankfully we did that today. We put in a performance worthy of the fans who came here to watch it."



While victory isn't enough to prevent a play-off challenge being beyond City, Dorrans insists full effort must remain until the end of the campaign next month.

"It's too late but the players have still got a job to do," the midfielder added.

"We've got three games left after this and we're professional enough to keep doing a proper job. That's what we'll continue to do.

"I'm just delighted to get back in and get 90 minutes. We find ourselves in a difficult situation and we'll see what happens in the summer.

"Everyone in there wants to be part of it. Everybody wants to do well, nobody wants to be where we are."



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