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Grant Hanley: The boys dug in

21 April 2018

Grant Hanley says Norwich City collecting a point from their Sky Bet Championship game at Preston North End on Saturday was testament to their desire to 'dig in'.

With the hosts going into the fixture targeting a place in the top six, Daniel Farke's side had to stand firm to earn a goalless draw.

"It was tough for us, and the weather was a big part of that," Hanley told Norwich City TV.

"These games are always hard. Preston are trying to squeeze themselves into the play-offs, so we knew it was going to be a fight.

"It's hard for the lads to match that at times, but credit to the boys. We're plugging away in midtable but matched their desire and fight.

"A draw was probably the right result in the end."

With little to play for in terms of the table itself, Hanley says motivation will never be an issue while he's involved.

"It's up to the players to be professional," he explained.

"It can be difficult at times but it's up to the more experienced players to drag everybody through. The lads did that today.

"The fans are incredible, they're always there in their numbers. Next week is massive for us, to end on a high in our last game.

"We want to do that for the fans especially."

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