Wilbraham enjoys defying convention

Norwich City frontman Aaron Wilbraham believes his partnership with Grant Holt can continue to defy striking convention after opening his City goal account in the midweek 3-2 Championship win at Leicester.

Wilbraham sealed another impressive away success against the Foxes with his first for the club in 13 games since a New Year switch from MK Dons.

Holt had earlier notched his 17th of the campaign from the penalty spot to maintain the duo's impressive unbeaten run when paired together from the start by Paul Lambert.

'I think Grant has been around a long while and so have I,' said Wilbraham. 'We're both big men but we know were we need to be. If he is going up for a header I know where he wants me to be and vice versa.

'We're working hard for each other. In training it seemed to work well from the first day I came into the club. He is a great striker who leads the line well. People maybe always assume it has to be the big man, little man combination but I think two big men up front can go well. Our positioning is good and we take it in turns to share the workload.'


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The 31-year-old admitted his first strike for the club came as a relief but Wilbraham is more than happy to bask in reflective glory.

'When you come to a new club you want to get your first one out of the way and then see what happens,' he said. 'It's great. I've had a few chances coming on as a substitute but I have felt happy with my performances without getting that goal. I think for players who are known goalscorers then it might worry them but as long as my team mates are happy with my performances and what I am doing for the team then I am happy.

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'Obviously as a striker you want to score goals but if they don't come and the results are right for the team and everything is going well then I am happy. It was a great feeling to score in front of those away supporters and being able to celebrate with them.'

The experienced striker believes City's latest road win underlined they will have a massive say in the promotion race.

'We're just going to keep going how we are going and see where we are come the end of the season but if we can keep up performances like that then we can stay in a good position,' he said.

'I knew they were doing well when I joined and I said when I signed I just wanted to become part of a great side and a great set of lads and that is what I am doing. Everyone in there knows it is in our own hands so we'll be doing the best we can and let's see what happens at the end of the season.

'It was a great performance by the boys. We controlled the game from start to finish. Obviously Leicester had some decent spells but it was a perfect performance. It's a great win because they are a good side and they are doing well this season. We came here in high spirits and we wanted to get the win so to get the three points at such a tough place is brilliant.'

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