Cameron Jerome channels his inner Del Boy as Norwich City’s title chase heats up

Cameron Jerome scores Norwich City's fourth goal during December's 5-0 win at Carrow Road against to

Cameron Jerome scores Norwich City's fourth goal during December's 5-0 win at Carrow Road against tonight's opponents Huddersfield Town. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Cameron Jerome may be preparing for a West Yorkshire homecoming – but the big striker is adopting the outlook of a famous Londoner ahead of Norwich City's promotion push.

The 28-year-old returns to boyhood club Huddersfield Town with the Canaries tonight, with just three points separating the Championship's top five teams with nine games to play.

Crunch time is well and truly under way for Alex Neil's side and Jerome is taking the approach of Only Fools and Horses star Derek Trotter into the battle.

'It is a mini-league between five teams, that's my opinion, it's 'who dares wins' really for the big prize at the end of the road and we're almost there,' Jerome said.

'It's in our hands, which we'd like it to be in this position, so we'll see what happens.'

Title rivals Derby and Middlesbrough meet tonight, as City travel to lowly Huddersfield, who have not won any of their last four matches. Victory could take City into the top two but Jerome will not underestimate the Terriers.

'We've only got Middlesbrough to play so I'm not wary of any of the top sides really, they've got each other to play so naturally they will take points off each other, but the only team that can beat us is us really,' said Jerome.

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'If we don't apply ourselves and we don't have the right attitude, as we've seen quite a few times this season against some of the smaller teams when we've slipped up, that's what will beat us eventually.

'But in terms of who's playing who and on which week, I just worry about who we're playing and what we're going to do on that day.'

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