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Ben Godfrey reflects on cup action

7 September 2018

Ben Godfrey has said he will keep working hard to be a regular in City’s starting eleven this season.

Godfrey played in both of the Canaries’ Carabao Cup victories against Stevenage and Cardiff City, as well as playing 45 minutes in City’s most recent league game away at Ipswich Town.

Speaking at last week’s Canaries store opening, he said: “Hopefully I’ve got myself in a good position in the manager’s eyes and hopefully I can break through and be a regular in Norwich’s first team which would mean a lot to me.

“It is something I work hard to do every day so I’m just looking forward to my chance and hopefully I play plenty of Championship football for Norwich this season.

“I will keep working hard and whenever I get put in games you will get 110% from me and I’ve just got to wait for my time to come.”

Godfrey, who joined the Canaries aged 18 in 2016, was among the young squad put out by Daniel Farke in City’s 3-1 win over Cardiff in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

“We had a young side out on the night which was good,” he said. “We were young and hungry and it paid off. Especially Max Aarons scoring a goal and with Todd Cantwell and myself who haven’t played too many games for Norwich it was a big night for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Godfrey also praised the togetherness of the squad.

“It’s important within a team no matter how young or old you are to have that chemistry and that bond between the lads can carry you through games at times,” he said.

“We’ve got a real special bond and when we play we do take that out onto the pitch. And when I see my teammates like Max doing well it makes me happy.”

City will face Wycombe Wanderers away in round three of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, September 25.

Commenting on the draw, Godfrey said: “People get excited when you draw Manchester City or Manchester United away because they want to play in massive stadiums, but it didn’t really matter to me and I can’t wait to get to it and hopefully get through even further in the cup which will be really good for the club. We’ve got an opportunity to do that and all the lads are looking forward to it.”

Godfrey joined fellow City player Dennis Srbeny at the opening of the new Canaries store in Chapelfield to meet fans and sign autographs last Friday.

He said: “It’s nice to meet fans. They spend hours travelling for us and put so much effort in so it’s nice to give something back. It’s nice to see smiles on their faces as well.”

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