Popular midfielder ready for another promotion push

LAST season may have finished very frustratingly for Alex Tettey on a personal and team level - but the midfielder is raring to go again as he prepares for his fifth campaign as a Norwich City player.

Tettey was forced to watch the Canaries' Premier League run-in from the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury in March's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Carrow Road.

After he completed his recovery post-season, the Norway international is now grateful to be joining in training with the rest of his teammates ahead of the Sky Bet Championship programme kicking off next month.

"I'm very pleased. I played my first official game against Peterborough and felt fine, and I'm pleased that I haven't had any setbacks," Tettey told Norwich City TV.

"It was the second time I've had that injury, and both times it happened at a not very good time. The timing of both injuries were not good, because the Club was fighting to stay up and you want to be there to help.

"I was not given the chance because of the injury, and it was really frustrating watching it from the side. It was a bit of rollercoaster and in the end it didn't go our way.

"It is what it is though. I'm older and wiser, so I just say that there is nothing I can do and that I have to look forward. That's what I'm doing now."

Tettey, who turned 30 in April, believes City have an opportunity to repeat their promotion success from the second tier two seasons ago.

"We have a good chance. The spirit is good, and people are fit and working hard. Usually if you work hard, you get results," he added.

"You need a strong squad - everyone is going to have to play their part. It's 46 games, so there will be ups and downs. You need to have the stamina to go all the way.

"A good start is very important. We want to give the fans something to cheer about, hopefully from the first game."

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