New City goal hero Stephen Elliott insists that the Canaries need to “keep doing the right things” as promotion back to the Championship edges ever closer.
Norwich went 12 points clear of third placed Charlton with a 3-1 win at Huddersfield on Saturday, after all their immediate promotion rivals slipped up on the road.
And with only 10 games remaining, it would be a huge surprise if the Norfolk club didn’t claim one of those two automatic tickets to the second tier.
But substitute Elliott, who bagged a second-half brace at the Galpharm Stadium to seal the points for City, said it must be ‘business as usual’, with two tricky encounters next up – Swindon (a) and a Carrow Road humdinger with Leeds.
“It is a great result and we couldn’t ask for much more really,” said the man on loan from Preston, speaking to BBC Radio Norfolk afterwards. “But we’ve got another difficult couple of games coming up and we’ve got to keep doing the right things.
“There is a big gap now but we’ve got to keep doing the right things until we’re over the line and we won’t stop doing that until we are.
“You can see it at the training ground every day and everyone knows what needs to be done. The lads have been brilliant; all season they’ve been great. They’ve just got to keep going now.”
Wrestling three points out of a trip to the previously unbeaten Terriers will have certainly sent yet another message to the rest of League One.
But it took a much-improved second-half showing to secure the victory, with Lee Clark’s men firing on all cylinders in the opening 45.
“It worked out great, coming on with us a goal down. We played well in the second-half and we took the game to them. We got the three goals and it was a great win, especially with other results going our way.
“They started off on the front foot and deservedly got the first goal. They could have had more but in fairness to the lads we dug in, got to half-time and were much better in the second-half.
“The manager just said to keep doing what we’ve been doing all season and the lads believed we could get back into the game.”
His two strikes were typical poachers’ goals after good work from first Grant Holt and then Simon Lappin to find the former Sunderland man in the box. And Elliott paid tribute to his team-mates for giving him the platform to shine for his temporary employers.
“They did great – I got into the right positions and they found me. It was nice to get the two goals. When you come to a club as a striker you are judged on goals and to get a couple here was brilliant for me.”