Graham Dorrans impressed by young Norwich City midfield team-mate Louis Thompson

Louis Thompson has impressed Norwich City colleague Graham Dorrans. Pictures: PAUL CHESTERTON

Louis Thompson has impressed Norwich City colleague Graham Dorrans. Pictures: PAUL CHESTERTON - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Graham Dorrans knows there is added competition in Norwich City's midfield after joining the Louis Thompson fan club.

All bets are off the selections Alex Neil will make when Championship action returns on Saturday, with stuttering City headed to QPR for the first game of Ian Holloway's Loftus Road return.

Dorrans becoming a regular since getting over his pre-season injury was almost expected – however, Thompson's emergence over recent weeks has been more of a talking point over the international break.

'I've seen him in training all this season, he's come through and he's got a great engine on him and a great future ahead of him,' said Dorrans.

'You saw it against Leeds. He put in a man of the match performance probably. So Louis is good enough to come in and do a job for us and he's definitely in the midfield mix.

'We've got a couple of injuries in there at the minute, but the way Louis has played he will be in and about it.'

City's current woes extend far beyond one midfield selection, as they continue to digest a run of five games without a win in all competitions and three successive league defeats since throwing away a two-goal lead at Fulham.

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'It probably did start there,' added Dorrans. 'We got a bit sloppy. There have been so many times where we went in at half- time winning, and then we come out for the second half and seem to throw away goals, throw away games and we've thrown away too many points really.

'Of course we are good enough to get promotion. There is still a long way to go and so many points to play for. Three weeks ago we wouldn't have been having this conversation but in those three weeks we haven't been good enough. Hopefully we'll get back to where we were.'