Audio: Bennett eager to fight for Norwich City place

Elliott Bennett says he won't start thinking about the star-studded Premier League opponents until he has earned himself a place in the Norwich City team.

The 22-year-old is the third City signing of the summer, arriving on a three-year deal, for an undisclosed fee, from Championship new boys Brighton.

'It's unbelievable,' said Bennett. 'It is an opportunity the gaffer has given me and it is one I have got to try and take.

'I have to try and get into his team first. There are a lot of very good players here - you don't get back-to-back promotions if you haven't got good players, so the first task is to try and get into the team .

'I will think about the international stars that will be coming to Carrow Road only if I get the opportunity to do that.

'But I can't tell you how happy I am to be here and I really appreciate everyone who has given me the opportunity to do it.'

Bennett will team up with former Brighton team-mate Andrew Crofts, who made the same move a year ago and has become a crowd favourite at Carrow Road.

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'It doesn't surprise me at all,' said Bennett. 'That's just what it was like for him at Brighton.

'If I could end up getting half of that come my way I'd be happy. I'm not setting myself any targets. The gaffer has brought me in here to add to a great squad and hopefully I can play my part this season.'

Bennett was on City's radar in January, when an offer was rebuffed by Brighton.

'I am delighted to get him in,' he said. 'It is somebody we have known of for a little bit. Now it has happened and the rest is up to himself.'

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