Dion Dublin tips Norwich City to target cup runs

Former Norwich City player Dion Dublin with the Capital One Cup.

Former Norwich City player Dion Dublin with the Capital One Cup. - Credit: Archant

Former Norwich striker Dion Dublin has been so impressed by Alex Neil that he hasn't ruled out the Canaries winning major silverware this season.

Dublin's career was bookended by stints at Carrow Road, where he made 79 appearances for the Canaries, who have struggled in all knockout competitions over recent years.

The 46-year-old still holds a special place in his heart for the club and watched on with delight they earned their return to the top flight.

Dublin noted some scepticism when 34-year-old Neil was first appointed back in January, but after following the Scot's progress over the last few months he has no doubts of his ability, especially after putting pen to paper on a new deal at Carrow Road.

And Dublin says winning a competition such as the Capital One Cup is within his grasp: 'Last season was an incredible season for Norwich. I love the football club,' said Dublin.

'To see them come up last year was brilliant, for the fans more than anything. They have over 20,000 season ticket holders, and I'm so pleased for them.

'They will be quiet on their chances, but it's a club that could do something in the Capital One Cup – if they can add a few more players to the ones they already have. The manager has come from nowhere, people were scratching their heads thinking 'who is this guy' but he knows his stuff, obviously, and I'm pleased they came up.

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'The be all and end all for Norwich is to stay in the Premier League, but if you can make a bit of a run in the Capital One Cup – two wins is all it takes – it will be huge for Alex, huge for the club and huge for the players.'

Dublin was speaking following the midweek Capital One Cup first round draw on behalf of Capital One.