Norwich new boy David Fox has revealed that he can’t wait to get going, as thoughts start to turn to City’s Championship return.
Speaking at today’s Royal Norfolk Show, the left-footed ex-Colchester man, signed for an ‘undisclosed’ fee this summer, was in good spirits.
And he revealed that the fun and games all starts tomorrow, as the Canaries begin their summer workout ahead of that second tier kick-off against Watford on August 6.
“It is a very good feeling,” Fox told reporters today, as the county enjoyed one of the famous dates on the Norfolk calendar.
“I just want to get going now. It has been a month or so since I joined; now I am here I just really want to get started, get going and meet the boys. I really can’t wait for the season to start.
“Proper training starts tomorrow and everyone will be in then; that will be really when it all starts.”
According to the classy midfielder, who scored that gem of a free-kick against the Carrow Road club on the opening day last season, Norwich are in a good place right now.
And Fox is settling in very nicely indeed. There are no worries on that front.
“We should be fine. From what I’ve seen, the lads are very accommodating. They will make sure we feel welcome and help us fit in with the way they do things here.
“They had a very good time last year so it is just a case of hitting the ground running and doing the best that we can.”
Fox did, of course, play under current Canary chief Paul Lambert during his days in north Essex. And, as well as the obvious attraction of linking up with the Scot once again, he simply wanted to further his career.
“Paul Lambert was a major factor in me coming here. It will be nice to work under him again and hopefully I can do well.
“There will be big competition and we will just have to wait and see. I look forward to meeting up with him again.”
City won League One at a canter last year and if their supporters have any say, they will be aiming for the top six finish this time around.
And Fox told the media that the club is displaying plenty of ambition, as the Canaries look to secure back-to-back promotions.
“We’re going to be very ambitious if the manager has anything to do with it. He has a lot of ambition and Paul got players in early so he knew what he wanted to do with his squad.
“The manager will want to get everyone together as soon as he can to get that team spirit going.”
Fox got 2009/10 off to a flyer with a special free-kick in that 7-1 win for the U’s in Norfolk, but he is convinced that City’s campaign this time around will start in more positive fashion.
Norwich should, despite their elevated status, get off to a much brighter start this season. Surely.
“Norwich were playing catch up for a few weeks but once they got in their stride it was there for all to see.
“We could see that they were the best team in the league and they went on to prove that as well. Hopefully we can get off to a good start and give the fans something to cheer about.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play at Carrow Road quite a few times and it is a ground I love playing at, it always has a great atmosphere.
“The fans are on top of you and for the away team, it’s a very daunting place to go. It will be up to us to make sure we get the fans onside and carry on from the great season we had last year.”