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Grant Hanley: We're disappointed to not get three points

3 November 2020

Norwich City defender and captain Grant Hanley says the team are striving to improve with every game, especially when it comes to converting chances into goals after their 0-0 draw with Millwall on Tuesday evening.

The Canaries were dominant throughout the 90 minutes against Millwall, but couldn't find the decisive finish to give them the three points.

Speaking on the result, the City skipper says the team wanted the win, but are still taking the positive of extending their undefeated run to six.

“I think we’re disappointed to not get three points, we’re on a good run. Playing at home we want to win, but I think it’s positive that we keep the run going and move onto Saturday.

“As a defender it’s always an area you want to improve on [going undefeated], you want to keep a clean sheet every week. It’s pleasing for us, but as a whole we were looking for the three points, so we were a little disappointed, but we’ll keep moving on.”

Discussing the Canaries unbeaten run, Hanley says the signs so far this season are positive, but still have more than enough room to improve.

“We’re dominating games, but it still feels like we’ve got a gear or two to go through and really punish teams, so we can still improve and it’s what we’re working on.

"It’s a long season and the games keep coming so it’s important to keep improving and keep picking up those points.

“I think we’ve been dominating since I’ve been in the team the last five/six games. It’s just about turning those chances and that possession into goals and points.

After six games of partnership with summer signing Ben Gibson, it's no coincidence the two have both featured in every game of City's unbeaten run.

Asked about the pairing, Hanley says the two are enjoying the link-up, but re-emphasised the importance of improving with every game.

“I’m enjoying it, Ben [Gibson] is a top player and we feel pretty comfortable next to each other. There are still a few things we have to improve on, there’s goals we’ve conceded that we’re disappointed with.

"It’s important to keep working hard, take the positives and try to improve and get over those errors to make our games perfect.”

Finally, speaking on his time back from injury and his recent Scotland call-up, Hanley says he's appreciative to be back and fully fit on the pitch for both club and country.

“The games keep coming so there’s plenty of opportunities to get minutes on the pitch, after injury it’s always good and feels good to be back on the pitch and playing games.

“As a player, you want to be playing for your club and country. I’m thankful to be back from injury now and fit and well, playing here in Norwich and getting back in the Scotland squad.”


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