Earnshaw in good form - Worthington
CHRIS LAKEY Robert Earnshaw hit a quick-fire double last night as City opened their Scottish tour with their third victory in as many pre-season games.
Robert Earnshaw hit a quick-fire double last night as City opened their Scottish tour with their third victory in as many pre-season games.
The Welsh international followed a classic 25-yarder with a volley to leave Norwich boss Nigel Worthington purring over his performance against the Scottish Division One outfit.
“He is in good form,” said Worthington. “He is proven at this level. We have paid fair money for a very, very good player and he will be a huge asset for Norwich City.”
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Worthington intentionally chose Scotland as the destination for more serious warm-ups after matches at Fakenham last week and Cambridge United on Saturday. And he was happy with what Livingston provided for his team.
“I am delighted, we have worked hard in pre-season on the fitness side and that has shown through. I am delighted to see the opposition physio coming on to the pitch more than our own. We have to keep working at the toughness and pushing that because that will be a big thing in the Championship. Coming up here helps us a little bit with that.
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“There are a lot of good things happening that I am pleased with and there are other things we need to keep working on and we will work on and make better.”
City now bid to extend their record to four wins out of four when they visit Falkirk on Saturday.
“It is always a great habit to have - you can never win enough games of football,” said Worthington. “The interesting thing is when you get a defeat, how you respond to it.
“So three good results - I am pleased with the way we have stepped up each time. The attitude of the players has been excellent. I have told them in the dressing room that we will be coming to a time when we will be starting to nail 11 players down to start but the game now isn't about 11 players - it is about 22-plus. Everyone has to keep a good head and an honest heart and make sure if and when they are called upon that they are ready.”