Drury ready to get teeth stuck into challenge

AUDIO: Adam Drury is a walking advertisement for dentistry, after his comeback to first team action resulted in the inevitable trip to the chair.

The left-back took a direct hit from an Adel Taarabt free-kick during last week's home win over Queens Park Rangers and needed yet more treatment.

Four front teeth have been shed in the Norwich City cause, with a rueful Drury pointing out that the remaining one on the top row is looking a little worse for wear these days because of chipping.

And he doesn't get much sympathy either.

'It was a nice ball in the face, which the lads seem to have enjoyed,' said Drury. 'I knocked another one of my teeth out so it is going well. Thankfully the club pay for it, so I will have some nice veneers by the end of the week.'

Drury's reappearance against the league leaders was a case of being thrown in at the deep end, having not kicked a ball in anger since suffering a calf injury against the same team in mid-October – before being asked to go again at Middlesbrough on New Year's Day.

'I've definitely been recovering this week after two games in a short space of time after having not played for so long,' he said. 'Obviously the staff look after you and make sure you are right.

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'We have had a couple of days' rest and trained again yesterday, so I feel all right at the minute.'