Lappin: We know it wasn't good enough

Canaries midfielder Simon Lappin says the players must start repaying the faith shown in them by manager Peter Grant by getting things right on the training pitch.

Canaries midfielder Simon Lappin says the players must start repaying the faith shown in them by manager Peter Grant by getting things right on the training pitch.

“Today was disappointing and the manager said that and all the boys know it is not good enough,” said Lappin, brought to Carrow Road from St Mirren in January. “We have got to get together as a group and repay some of the faith the manager has shown in us by picking us in the side and bringing us to the club.

“You just keep your head down and all get together on the training pitch and on the pitch as a team, as a group of players, and just get on with it. We know it's not good enough and there is obviously a lot of room for improvement and we just have to try and put it right.”

Lappin was quick to deny there was an element of fear in the current crop of players, many of whom have come through similar situations before.

“I think everybody has, regardless of where they have played and what level,” he added. “Everyone has been there before and they have all got through it as a group. We just need to get our heads down, keep working hard and get on with it.

“I wouldn't say there is anything to fear.”

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City now take on Scunthorpe United tomorrow evening in a match which again takes on huge significance, although Lappin said the approach would be the same.

“Tuesday it is another game and we just approach it in the same manner,” he said. “Every game is a massive game for us, no matter who you play, home or away, it is another big one.

“We played well on Tuesday night (at Manchester City) and we have to take confidence from that, going to a Premiership club and playing the way we did. Today I don't know how we didn't get going again as we did on Tuesday night.

“I don't think we created too many chances - Jamie (Cureton) had a shot in the second, but in the first half there were just one or two half chances.”