Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 2-0 Championship victory against Birmingham

Timm Klose is mobbed after his header in Norwich City's 2-0 Championship win over Birmingham City.

Timm Klose is mobbed after his header in Norwich City's 2-0 Championship win over Birmingham City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries' latest Carrow Road win.

City fans have been voting since the final whistle and this is Paddy's verdict on Alex Neil's troops.

• John Ruddy

Quiet shift again for the big man. Despite Birmingham's dominance of possession. That owed much to their poor finishing. 7.0


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• Ivo Pinto

Let Kerim Frei cut inside on a couple of occasions and needed more support from Jacob Murphy to subdue Jonathan Grounds in the first-half. 7.0

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• Russell Martin

Tricky customer in Lukas Jutkiewicz. Too much space afforded the striker for early headed chance against the bar but part of a backline who kept another clean sheet. 7.0

• Timm Klose

Showed appetite and desire to power onto Robbie Brady's free kick to slot the second goal. Aggressive intent in his tight marking. 7.5

• Robbie Brady

Not a bad swansong at all, if this was his last appearance in a Norwich shirt. Delicious free kick for Timm Klose's goal. Should have had another assist for the cross Steven Naismith headed at Tomasz Kuszczak. 7.5

• Alex Tettey

That one booking from a ban looks to have concentrated his mind. Still combative, still breaking up play and a good shield for his back four. 7.0

• Jonny Howson

Denied by Kuszczak at his near post. Teed up Cameron Jerome for another spurned chance at the far post. This week it was his work without the ball that was crucial. 7.0

• Jacob Murphy

Angled shot parried by Kuszczak, when City sprung a counter following a spell of sustained Birmingham pressure, was his clearest sight of goal. 6.5

• Steven Naismith

Influential figure again. Will know himself a tame header at the over-worked Kuszczak was a glorious chance. Pulled another effort wide at the end of the first-half, after earlier clipping Wes Hoolahan's ball over the top. 7.5

• Wes Hoolahan

Given Birmingham's dominance of possession, Hoolahan had neither the ball or the territory to work his magic in quite the same quantities. One cut-back for Steven Naismith could have brought greater reward, and he served up another chance for the Scot in first-half stoppage time. 7.0

• Cameron Jerome

Fine individual goal opened the scoring. Robbed a Blues' player on half-way. Surged forward and cut inside Ryan Shotton. Denied by Kuszczak in the second-half but a timely reminder to his manager with Nelson Oliveira now back in the fold after suspension. 7.5

City substitutes

• Josh Murphy 6.5

(for Jacob Murphy, 62)

• Ben Godfrey n/a

(for Alex Tettey, 81)

• Kyle Lafferty n/a

(for Wes Hoolahan, 88)

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