Todd Cantwell spoke of his love for the Norwich City fans as he attended a special evening to celebrate the club’s promotion to the Premier League.
The event, which was held in the club’s Norfolk and Top of the Terrace Lounges, saw 600 guests turn up to listen to talks from Cantwell, his teammate Kieran Dowell, head coach Daniel Farke, sporting director Stuart Webber and majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones.
Speaking about the event Todd said: “It was nice (to see the fans). It has been a long time and we definitely missed them. I said to them that I hoped they enjoyed what we did for them. We are one club, so it was important that we concentrated on doing our job and now they get to see us in the Premier League, which is good.”
Todd added that he is looking forward to the new season and getting back to Carrow Road and that atmosphere a full attendance in a Premier League season can create.
“When Carrow Road is full and we have got big teams like Liverpool or Manchester City coming here the stadium will speak for itself,” he said. “And as much as we have missed the fans, I am sure they have missed us as well. I am sure they will be loud, and they will be making a lot of noise and they will be our 12th man when we are at home.
“I think we need that, and every team needs that. Travelling on the road is always tough and when you have got your home support it always counts for more and hopefully we can have some good results and celebrate some good times together.”
Kieran Dowell, who has yet to play in front of a full Carrow Road in a Norwich City shirt, added: “That was my first real chance to meet some of the supporters as I have only been here for a year and the stadium has been shut for the whole time, so it was nice to see a few faces.
“I can’t wait for that (Carrow Road to be full). Coming here as an away team, over the years, it has always been a great atmosphere and I am sure it will be even more so when the fans are allowed back in.”