For many City's astonishing rise to the dizzying heights of 13th will have prompted feelings of shock and awe.
This surely is not the same Norwich City that had a one-way ticket to League One in their hand as recently as the last week in October?
But for Canary skipper Mark Fotheringham, the Norfolk side's dramatic turnaround comes as no great surprise at all. They are, he said, merely back where they belong – charging headlong towards the play-off places ahead of this evening's Carrow Road clash with Hull City.
“As I said from the start when I came back from injury, we've got really good quality in the squad – and especially the guys that Glenn (Roeder) has brought in now; the younger lads,” said Fotheringham, those dark days of a serious ankle ligament injury and a place on the very bottom rung of the Championship table starting to fade into the memory.
And just as the likes of David Strihavka, Julien Brellier, the hapless Ian Murray and the lucklesss Simon Lappin are slowly being air-brushed out, so a new batch of names are coming to the fore – Ched Evans might top the current pile, but who knows what impact the Ryan Bertrands, the Kieran Gibbs and the James Henrys might still have on Norwich's season between now and the first week in May?
“They're creating great competition and we all know that we've got to be at our best or otherwise we won't be in the team,” said Fotheringham, whose own professional career has come a long, long way since finding himself a free agent 13 short months ago after parting with the Swiss club Aarau, then bottom of the Swiss First Division.
Now, all of a sudden, the one-time Celtic starlet is leading the Norfolk side ever nearer to a place in recent Championship folklore if – and still only if – Roeder can take his reborn troops from the bottom three to the top six in the space of six remarkable months.
Given Evans' rich vein of goal-scoring form – capped by that 35-yard rocket at Ninian Park on Saturday – you still sense that anything is possible.
“He does that a lot in training,” said Fotheringham, following the manager's line afterwards that that was no fluke.
“He's got a real hammer of a shot and it was just nice to see it fly in,” said the Canary playmaker. “Because I think at that point it was looking like it was going to be stalemate.”
Fotheringham was not, however, about to predict Evans' future; just how far the 19-year-old could go given that his last 13 competitive starts – be it either for Norwich City or the Welsh Under-21 set-up – have now yielded 11 goals.
It would be interesting to now whether that, in part, might not be a relflection of his own teenage years when, having broken into the senior Celtic set-up as a 16-year-old, football then proceeded to take him on a long and winding road through first Germany and on to Switzerland before Peter Grant's offer of a short-term deal at Carrow Road last January.
“I don't like talking about things like that,” said the Canary skipper. “It's not in my control. He can go as far as he wants to go, really. If he puts his mind to it.”
Given that Norwich's last two winners have come in the 88th minute in Evans' case and in the 89th in the case of Darel Russell against Preston North End, City's long-suffering fans have been given something of a real treat of late – not just in terms of quality, but the whole dramatic effect of a last-gasp winner.
Fotheringham would happily settle for a two-yard deflection off the nearest backside if it kept the Canaries' unbeaten run intact tonight and, potentially, took them to within a point of the neighbours should Ipswich Town come unstuck away at Crystal Palace.
“The rest of the boys are the same – it doesn't matter how it goes in or, again, what time in the game it goes in. It could be the last minute – as long as we get the win.”
Fotheringham is also one of those who appreciates the efforts that the travelling Yellow and Green Army go to in supporting the Carrow Road side. Particularly when faced with a dawn start to make South Wales by lunch-time.
“I think a few of them were up at 5am to travel all the way up to Cardiff – it's just crazy. And I've said it before, but for me they're the best fans in this league.
“We've got the best turn-out most weeks and they're behind us through thick and thin.”
Given Hull's own play-off ambitions – and the presence of one of the great Championship warriors in Dean Windass at their head – tonight's contest promises to offer much by way of both drama and spectacle. Likewise, in a 46-game season akin to a 400-metres race, we are now getting to see just who has got the legs to power through that final bend before the long, straight run-in for home.
As ever, it all makes for a big, big game. Particularly now that Norwich have those three big away points safely in the bag.
“Hopefully, it's an exciting game and we'll go out and attack them like we always do,” said Fotheringham. “And, hopefully, we can put on a good performance and play some nice, attacking football.
“But as I've said before, the most important thing is to get a win. They'll be a very tough test; they're a good side. So we know what we've got to expect.”
As for the 'P' word, that won't be crossing Fotheringham's lips anytime soon.
“I don't like speaking about it, to be honest,” he said. “For me, the most important thing is to win every single game. Whatever game it is. As captain – and I know the rest of the boys feel the same – we just want to go out and win every game.
“If we keep winning games then who knows where it might take us? But we just need to keep concentrating on the next game…”
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