ANGLIAN MAN OF THE MATCH VS SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY – JASON SHACKELL
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On-loan defender Jason Shackell picked up the Anglian Man of the Match award as City slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday last time out at Carrow Road.
Seen here presenting Jason with his Man of the Match champagne are Kevin Warnes and Jonny Lamb, representatives of the Anglian Group.
Speaking in the Gunn Club at the post-match presentations, Jason reflected on a frustrating afternoon for all concerned at Carrow Road.
“We didn’t play well enough today – that performance was not even close to where we have been over the last few weeks,” was Jason’s initial reaction.
“All credit to Wednesday, they ran their socks off and set themselves out very well but we did not turn up as a team today. It’s not good enough and we know that. Now it’s just about getting results from now until the end of the season.”
After joining league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers from Norwich at the start of this season, Jason was asked about how his game has changed over the time he’s been away from Carrow Road.
“The gaffer Mick McCarthy, being a centre-half himself has definitely upped my game. I think I’ve improved and coming up against the Championship’s top goalscorer in Sylvan Ebanks-Blake in training can only improve you as a player.”
The defeat by Wednesday left City just above the relegation zone going into the crucial Easter period and Jason confirmed that everyone at the Club – players, staff and fans must stick together for the final five games of the season as City battle to beat the drop.
“The fans have been fantastic and we had another full stadium again today which is very impressive. The players are actually really confidant, so the defeat today hurts everybody and we’ll get back and regroup for our next big game. Norwich is a fantastic club, we just need to focus on staying in this division and that next season this Club will be at the other end of the league.”
Source: Norwich City Football Club
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