Video: Elliott Bennett won’t be happy until Norwich City are safe
Winger Elliott Bennett wants nothing left to chance as Norwich City go into Saturday's Premier League game against relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers.
The Canaries are already 99.9 per cent certain to be playing in the top flight again next season, but Bennett knows it will take just a point at Ewood Park to make it a cast-iron certainty.
Bottom club Wolves and Blackburn are already unable to catch Norwich, while 17th-placed Queens Park Rangers are 12 points behind with four games to play and have an inferior goal difference.
It means just a draw against Rovers would put Paul Lambert's men out of reach of QPR regardless of their result in their late kick-off at home to Tottenham.
The 23-year-old Bennett, who scored his first goal for City in their last away match, the 2-1 win at Spurs, is confident there will be no hangover from the 6-1 home defeat by title-chasing Manchester City.
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'We were disappointed to lose – we're disappointed to lose any game,' said Bennett, speaking at Wednesday's new kit launch. 'The first 70 minutes we were quite happy with. We competed really well with a magnificent side but we were disappointed with the last 20 minutes and I hope we can put that right on Saturday.
'It's going to be another tough game. Blackburn are trying to stay in the league, but if we can get another point it will make us mathematically safe, which is the main aim.'
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Steve Kean's Blackburn have lost five successive Premier League games after taking 10 points from the previous five matches – a run that at one stage looked to have given them a good chance of avoiding the drop. But they have scored more times than any team outside the top six, except the Canaries, and after a 3-3 draw at Carrow Road in October, it all points to more goals on Saturday.
'I just hope they're in their end and not in ours,' said Bennett. 'We're relishing the opportunity to put the result last weekend behind us.'
There could yet be a few twists and turns at the bottom of the table with Wigan, who once looked doomed, chalking up four wins and two draws from their last seven games, a run that started with a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road last month.
'That's the Premier League – that's what makes it the best league in the world for me. Anyone can beat anyone. Wigan are surprising everyone with some fantastic results,' said Bennett.
'We just want to keep doing as well as we can to the end of the season. We've got four massive games to look forward to.'