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Norwich City player issues message ahead of Nottingham Forest clash

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Young left-back Jamal Lewis has urged his Norwich City side to build on their promising recent form, which has seen them unbeaten in six matches.

Norwich are 14th in the Championship table at the moment but haven’t lost since going down 2-1 to Sheffield United on January 20th.

However, they’ve drawn the last four matches as they search for a cutting edge to drive a surge up the table.

They host Nottingham Forest this evening and Lewis, speaking to their official site, had this to say: “We’ve been harder to beat and more flexible. We defend well and build from there. It’s almost second nature to us now. We want to play good football against Nottingham Forest and create chances. Hopefully we can score some goals.”

Forest are one place below the Canaries and have played a game more, meaning any result for the home side will open up a gap between the top and bottom sections of the table. It will be the young defender’s 14 appearance of the season, having broken into Daniel Farke’s first team just before Christmas.

“As each game passes, I get more confident. The lads have helped me become one of the team. It’s been a good learning process but I feel part of it now. I just try to do my job. It would be good to chip in with some goals and assists now. The boss has taken me in and developed my game. He helps me on a daily basis and gave me my chance so I try to repay him every game.”

Lewis grabbed the last minute equaliser that earned his side a credible draw with Premier League Chelsea in the FA Cup and has represented Northern Ireland at U19 and U21 levels.

The Verdict

Despite the positive form, this will be another disappointing season for the Canaries who covet a return to the Premier League. The emergence of young talent Lewis will be one bright spot in a dismal campaign in which they hoped to challenge at the top of the table. A win tonight could lift them three places, but with ten points between them and the top six, a late play off tilt is unlikely.

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