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Kenny McLean: I've been desperate for moments like this to come

23 February 2019

Kenny McLean could not hide his delight after helping Norwich City come from behind to beat Bristol City 3-2 at Carrow Road.

McLean scored twice on the day to fire City to an important victory and the day was extra-special for the Scot, given he's had a watching brief for most of the season.

Speaking to post-match, McLean said: "I'm over the moon to be back in the team and obviously contributing has been what I've wanted to be doing for a very long time.

"Through injury and good performances, it's kept me out of the team but when I get my chance, I look to take it, and thankfully I did that today.

"I've been desperate for this moment to come. I came in last week against Bolton and obviously kept my place today.

"It's just about me putting good performances. We've got an excellent squad, as you saw by the bench today.

"It's going to be a tough run-in so everyone is going to be needed. You just need to do as much as you can when you get that opportunity."

City trailed at the interval after McLean's first on the day was sandwiched between strike from Jamie Paterson and Callum O'Dowda.

However, they roared back in charactersitic City style after the interval, with goals from Ben Godfrey and McLean, with a superb second, helping complete the turnaround.

The fightback came as no surprise to McLean: "We've done it all season. I've been sitting in the stand for most of it and you always feel we are going to get back into games.

"It's not ideal being behind but at half-time, we knew that it was down to us that they were ahead. 

"We were a bit sloppy and in the second-half, we changed the system a little bit. It worked and we got the two goals we needed.

"We had the character and determination to hang in there. They threw everything at us but what a team performance and what a three points."

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