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13 January 2017

Forward previews City's trip to South Yorkshire

STEVEN Naismith says Norwich City must build on a positive start to 2017 when they visit Rotherham in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday (3pm).

The Canaries began the year with a 3-0 league victory over Derby County, before holding Premier League outfit Southampton to a 2-2 draw in the Emirates FA Cup - earning a replay at St Mary's in the process.

Speaking to the media at Colney Training Centre on Friday, Naismith said: "The Derby game was a really big one for us and we put in a really good performance.

"With the chances we had, we could have scored more. Then we had the cup game, where a few boys came in to stake a claim.

"We've picked up this last week or two and it's now about pushing on from that. A month ago we played really well against Brentford at home then got stung in the game after.

"We can't take anything lightly, the boys know that. We'll be going into the game not taking it easy at all."

With City having work to do in order to resurrect their season, Naismith outlined what is required by everyone so as to make sure the 2016-17 campaign ends in success. 

"It's a collective thing, everybody has their job to do," he added.

"We're all on the park wanting the same end goal. I want to play week-in, week-out for Norwich if I can, as long as my performances merit it.

"We're confident we can win at Rotherham and we want to come away with the three points. To do that we need to be dominant and win the battle, before we can play the way we want to.

"They play a certain way and are effective at doing that. We need to get on the ball in order to combat that."

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