Fox - Norwich City are on the up

David Fox is rapidly becoming the one constant in Norwich's line up.

The City midfielder started four of the Canaries five festive outings following the midweek trip to Wolves, and played the final half an hour in the stirring comeback Premier League win at QPR that ensured Paul Lambert's men head to the Hawthorns today in the top ten.

Fox was an unused substitute for West Brom's Carrow Road 1-0 win in August's corresponding league fixture – but the 28-year-old is eager to prove how far he has come along with the rest of the Norwich squad.

'I think we're definitely a more improved side from that game and the lads have definitely stepped up since then, so I hope we can turn one over on them like they did on us,' he said. 'Whenever you come up to a new league, you're always going to get results like that. 'You can look at it and say, 'It's West Brom at home, we should be winning,' but they have some great players, they're very organised, they've got a great manager as well, who was talked about for England not so long ago. They're a very established club and that's where we're trying to get to.

'I'd like to think we have improved. As a group we're getting used to the Premier League a little bit more and getting used to the games, but we know going into the game it's going to be very tough, having already been beaten by them once this season.'

Peter Odemwingie's early goal proved the difference in Norfolk for a club who have crossed the same divide from the Football League in recent seasons.

'We're trying to get there, to get to that sort of level,' he said. 'They showed last season, you get promoted and stay up and build from the and they've got a really solid team that are very hard to beat. They drew with Manchester City at home, so we're under no illusions.

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'It will be a very tough game for us and maybe they are a little bit more established than us and the level we're trying to get to is an established club that can compete in every game. They've got a lot of strength up front, a lot of goalscorers. Maybe they are not scoring a lot of goals but I'm sure the results have been very good.

'The Manchester City result was a very good one for them. We're confident and we go into every away game thinking we can score, we go into every game thinking we're going to win. It will be no different on Saturday.'

Norwich face a swift return to the West Midlands later this month for an FA Cup fourth round tie at the Hawthorns, but Fox echoed his manager's mantra league survival is the be all and end all.

'I'd say if you could give us three points now we'd definitely take it,' he said.

'No disrespect to the FA Cup game because we want to win that as well, but we know the league is our bread and butter and that the main aim of this club is to stay in the league, so I hope we can get a good result on Saturday.

'With us playing them a couple of weeks later it will be interesting how they approach the FA Cup game as well. But we go into every game trying to win it, like the Burnley game last weekend. The confidence throughout the team this week has been brilliant, so I'm sure we'll approach both games exactly the same and if we can put a marker down for the cup game, then brilliant.'

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