Drury: We'll get job done
David CuffleyDefender Adam Drury insists Norwich City can 'finish the job' by booking their ticket back to the Championship - despite their second successive away defeat at the hands of relegation candidates.David Cuffley
Defender Adam Drury insists Norwich City can 'finish the job' by booking their ticket back to the Championship - despite their second successive away defeat at the hands of relegation candidates.
The League One leaders were beaten 2-1 at Leyton Orient last night, Sean Thornton scoring twice for the hosts, either side of Korey Smith's fourth goal of the season for City.
The Canaries need a maximum of six points from their final four games to clinch promotion, though it may take fewer than those two wins.
For example, if third-placed Millwall lose at Huddersfield on Friday night, City will be promoted if they win at Charlton the next day.
They are two big 'ifs' and Drury knows it will take a much-improved performance to succeed at The Valley.
He said: 'We didn't perform how we can play - we never really got going.
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'We conceded a couple of bad goals and then it went from there. We never really got ourselves back in the game.
'We gave ourselves a chance with the equaliser but then to concede again straightaway after that, it was always going to be a battle.
'We've got to put it right straightaway and we've got a great chance to do that on Saturday.
'We're still in a fantastic position. That hasn't changed.'
The 31-year-old full-back admitted manager Paul Lambert was none too impressed with the way City conceded both goals from free-kicks.
'He wasn't pleased and neither were the lads. If you're going to give yourself a chance in games, you've got to defend things like that better, whoever it is marking or whatever is going on. We've all got our jobs and we've all got to do them,' he said.
But he ruled out pressure or nerves as a cause of City's defeat, their second in a row on the road after the 3-1 Good Friday reverse at Tranmere.
He said: 'People will point fingers at things like that but I think if you ask most teams in the country they'd swap positions with where we are right now. We know where we are and we've just got to get the job done.
'It's better to have this sort of pressure than being down the bottom of the league. We've just got to deal with that and get on with it.
'After the first game of the season, if you'd have told us we'd be in this position we'd have taken it.'
Charlton holds unhappy memories for City fans after a 4-2 defeat at The Valley confirmed their relegation from the Championship 11 months ago.
'I didn't play but everyone knows what happened at the end of last season,' said Drury. 'But that's gone, we've got a different scenario this year and after what's happened tonight we've got to go into Saturday's game and get a win. That's what it's all about now - we've just got to finish this job off. We've been fantastic all season, we're still top of the league and Saturday's another chance for us to get three points.'