Norwich star eager to keep his place
Norwich City goalkeeper Mark Bunn is desperate to retain his place in the side, despite John Ruddy nearing a return from injury.
The former Blackburn Rovers shot-stopper has been impressive for the Canaries while regular number one Ruddy has been out of action for three months with a thigh injury.
However, with the England international nearing a return to full fitness, it remains to be seen whether manager Chris Hughton will restore Ruddy to the line-up, or continue to keep faith with the 28-year-old until the end of the season.
Bunn, commenting after Norwich’s goalless draw at home to Southampton to the Pink’un, said, as reported by Sky Sports: “The main thing is the clean sheet. John’s fit in a couple of weeks so I’ll just keep working hard.
“I was a bit disappointed letting in four against Man Utd but I’ve been delighted with my form.”
The former Tottenham Hotspur trainee was also disappointed not to take all three points at Carrow Road, after they were presented with a great chance from the penalty spot.
However, captain Grant Holt saw his penalty saved superbly by Saints keeper Artur Boruc.
Bunn added: “It was disappointing from us; we weren’t really at our best.
“If we’d have scored at the end there, I don’t think it would have been a fair result. I think 1-1 would have probably been a fair result.
“We had a great chance to get the three points, but it wasn’t to be so we’ll take the one.
“We were not at our best but we could have nicked it at the end and that would’ve sent us 10th in the league, so that is how tight it is.”
Norwich have been performing above some pundits’ expectations this season, with many critics tipping them for relegation at the start of the campaign.
However, they sit in 14th place and nine points ahead of Wigan Athletic who currently occupy 18th place in the Premier League, and although not quite out of danger, can almost start to prepare for a third consecutive term in the top flight.