Alex Neil is not interested in prima donnas on his Norwich City watch
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Alex Neil insists there will be no prima donnas on his watch as he looks to establish Norwich City in the Premier League.
Neil is still in the market for two new faces ahead of the transfer deadline next month, but tied Jonny Howson down to a longer term deal on Thursday, with the midfielder pledging his future to the club until at least 2019. The Scot revealed he is looking for temperament as well as talent to boost City's cause back in the big time.
'I don't believe in prima donnas. They all have to work for the group, otherwise they won't feature,' he said. 'As everyone knows, I am really keen on team spirit and making sure the group is all fighting for each other and really believes in each other and we pull in the one way. That was a helping factor in deciding to bring in Robbie (Brady) and Andre (Wisdom). Those two who came in are of the right stuff. They will add to what we have got.'
Brady is poised to make his Premier League debut for the club against Crystal Palace on Saturday with Martin Olsson still on the comeback trail, while Wisdom impressed in a second half cameo against Brentford last weekend after replacing Steven Whittaker.
'He has great quality on his left foot. He is flexible in terms of we can play him anywhere up and down that left flank,' said Neil. 'You can see from some of his set pieces (against Brentford) he has that good delivery that we can go and attack as well. He has not had a huge amount of game-time over the pre-season but he certainly looked fit and ready on that performance.
'If you just look at Andre, in terms of his physical size and stature, he is a big boy and I think you need that in the Premier League.
'I only gave him 30 minutes but that was due to the fact his transfer took a little while longer than we anticipated, but once we get the two up to speed they will be fine.'