Bennett stays on his toes

Norwich City winger Elliott Bennett has no intention of resting on his laurels after helping the Canaries to successive Premier League wins.

The summer signing from Brighton has started three top-flight games in a row, but the 22-year-old is making no assumptions about keeping his place in the starting 11 in the weeks ahead. Paul Lambert has already used 21 players in six Premier League games, and five of last season's promotion-winning squad have yet to feature.

'The squad's so good that any 11 players could play at any given time and do a really good job,' said Bennett. 'The gaffer picks the team depending on the opposition and how he best thinks we can win a game and whether that means you're in the team or not, you back your team-mates.

'Everyone's pulling in the right direction and there is great competition for places, which only keeps the players who get the shirt on their toes.'

Bennett supplied the cross for the opening goal for Leon Barnett against Sunderland and he added: 'I was delighted to have set up a goal but the overall thing is winning football matches in this league. We've managed to do it back to back and everyone is full of confidence after that. Every game we're just going to go out, give it 110pc and see where it takes us.'


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