Crofts is loving it at Norwich City

Canaries' midfielder Andrew Crofts says he's loving life back in the Championship at Carrow Road.

The 26-year-old joined City from Brighton, the first of manager Paul Lambert's summer signings , and has been a massive success.

Crofts is a fans' favourite – and the feeling is mutual.

'It's a great league to be involved in and things have started really well for me,' he said. 'We've got a big game on Saturday against Cardiff – every game in this league is massive.

'I've been playing in a slightly different role as a holding midfielder, both for Norwich and Wales against Switzerland the other day. It's good experience for me, I'm loving it.

'Carrow Road is great stadium and we get great support. That is the same almost everywhere we go.'

Crofts was speaking to a newspaper in Brighton and spoke of his delight that his former club – six points clear – were doing so well in League One this season, with the prospect of finally moving to a new home next year.

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'If Brighton get promoted they will be a great Championship club. I know they will get the support,' said the former Seagulls skipper. 'The fans were great when I was there and I am sure they will fill Falmer every week, because of the big clubs that will be coming.

'Hopefully they will do it this season. I'd love to see both teams promoted but there is obviously still a long way to go.'

Crofts believes Albion can do what the Canaries did last season and win promotion to the Championship.

'I am buzzing for everyone involved in Brighton at the moment,' he said. 'It's a great time for them, they are flying.

'I watched the game on Sky (against Bournemouth) and they were desperately unlucky not to win. They looked a good team.

'Everyone is saying what good football Brighton are playing. The way they pass the ball is the way Gus (Poyet) likes to play the game.

'That's the way he was as a player and you could tell straight away that's what he wanted us to do.

'I'm not really surprised. I think they have got a great chance of being promoted.

'They are going to be a force to be reckoned with.'

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