Macca’s number one fan
CHRIS WISE Dickson Etuhu may be eight inches taller than Norwich City's man of the moment Paul McVeigh - but he has revealed how he is constantly looking up to him!The Canaries' 'little and large' combination linked up with devastating effect at Leicester on Saturday to earn their side a fifth straight victory - and take them to within one point of the Coca-Cola Championship play-off zone.
Dickson Etuhu may be eight inches taller than Norwich City's man of the moment Paul McVeigh - but he has revealed how he is constantly looking up to him!
The Canaries' 'little and large' combination linked up with devastating effect at Leicester on Saturday to earn their side a fifth straight victory - and take them to within one point of the Coca-Cola Championship play-off zone.
Etuhu produced the telling pass and McVeigh the sublime finish as City ground out a 1-0 win from a game that appeared to have stalemate written all over it. And afterwards, the goal provider paid a glowing tribute to the man who has played as big a part as anyone in City's recent resurgence.
The Irishman, who stands just 5ft 4in tall to Etuhu's 6ft 2in, has now netted four goals in Norwich's superb winning streak, and as far as the recent arrival is concerned that's a fitting return for the quality of performances he has been turning in since being recalled to the side as an early substitute at Crewe in the middle of December
“Macca is a great player - I really look up to him,” said loan star Etuhu, who plays against his Preston clubmates at Carrow Road this afternoon. “I talk to him all the time, telling him how good he is. He is one of the best players I have ever played with - and he just needs to know that at times.
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“I was always confident he would put the chance away. I saw Gareth Williams on the ball and, no disrespect, but I know I am quicker and stronger than him. I just got close and got the ball off him. I already knew where Macca was so I played the ball to him and he just did the rest. You could see what he gave to the team out there and no-one deserved a goal more than him.
“But this was a real team performance and everyone deserves credit, especially the boys at the back who did a tremendous job for us. When you are that solid at the back it gives you a great platform to build on.”
Etuhu admitted there was a distinct lack of flowing football as the Canaries reeled off their third straight away win, but he wasn't complaining.
“It was a horrible game, but we can cope with that,” he said. “We were patient and did what we had to do - and at the end of the day we have taken three points from a difficult away game.
“We always knew we were capable of putting a run like this together because there is a lot of talent in this squad.
“We are playing well and a little bit of luck is also going our way. Long may that continue.
“We are one of the best teams in this league, everyone knows that, and now we have got to keep proving the point out on the pitch.”