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Norwood: Special Things Can Happen When You’re Together
Thursday, 11th Jul 2019 09:23

New striker James Norwood believes there's a togetherness in the Town squad that can lead to special things happening.

Norwood joined the Blues on a free transfer from Tranmere earlier in the summer and is likely to make his first appearance in a Town shirt at the Interwetten Cup in Meppen on Sunday having returned to pre-season late following his League Two play-off involvement with his previous club.

The 28-year-old says he has enjoyed the club’s pre-season training camp in Germany, which runs until Monday when they fly back to the UK.

“It’s been good, we’re in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do so the all lads are together,” the striker told iFollow Ipswich.

“It’s brilliant, it’s bonding, it’s just training and working hard and that’s what we need to do.

“The club’s obviously gone down a league and we’re going to have to work hard to get up, we’re going to have to outwork people.”

Norwood says he has settled into the squad quickly and believes there’s a strong bond between the players.

“I love them!” he said. “Big Tommy the goalkeeper [Tomas Holy], I keep telling him to stop standing next to me at dinner because he’s about 6ft 9.

“I get on really well with the older lads and even the younger lads have got something about them. There’s a togetherness in the squad and special things can happen when you’re together.”

Regarding his own fitness following his extended break, Norwood says he has made good progress and has now stepped up and is working alongside the rest of the squad.

“Brilliant, I joined in today, did a double session for the first time,” he added. “Me and Judgey [who was also given additional time off] have been running by ourselves but obviously the coaches thought I was fit enough to join in today.”

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shouldistayorcounago added 09:40 - Jul 11
Some fans should take a note off his hymn sheet - early days but this guy looks like a great fit for us, really positive and has some character about him. Remains to be seen if he can step it up to this level but got a good feeling about him going forward 💪🏻 COYB

Marshalls_Mullet added 09:53 - Jul 11
Have to say I agree with the first comment, seems a positive and determined character, and importantly also sounds like he fits in socially.

Karlosfandangal added 09:54 - Jul 11
There can't be too much difference between league one and two so he should score goals.......with Lamberts way of playing and the Bishops Doxzells and Judgey he should get the service he needs to do that.

Whymarkmariner added 10:07 - Jul 11
In any walk of life it's just as important to have the right attitude and belief as it is to have the skill. You can probably go further with attitude than skill. If you have both your on a winner and Norwood seems to have both. I'd still like to see at least two more signings as we are a bit lightweight in defence and don't have a decent winger. Remember when we had Bent and Shefki we scored loads of goals, but let loads in. We need a tight defence and a goalscoring midfield and forward line.

PortmanTerrorist added 10:17 - Jul 11
A 'proper' striker at the Club. What is not to like. The one thing I took from his performances last season is the demands he put on the players around him. We had better put some balls through to the guy, as am sure he has no intention of sticking around and scoring 10-15 goals in a season. He wants it, PL's job is to find the team to match Norwood's passion for success. COYB !

Razor added 10:20 - Jul 11
I think he knows where the onion bag is!!

IpswichT62OldBoy added 10:37 - Jul 11
I am really starting to look forward to the start of the season, if we can win the first two games then the positivity will be through the roof.
Mind you I felt the same at the start of last season, the difference this time is we have not lost key players, and with Judge and Norwood we have something to build from.

Bildestoned added 10:52 - Jul 11
The value of this time away is not to be underestimated.

ArnieM added 11:41 - Jul 11
James is feeling the luuuuuv !

IpswichT62OldBoy added 12:01 - Jul 11
We didn't have a pre-season last year, interesting to see what comes back from Germany

nathitfc89 added 12:24 - Jul 11
norwood top goalscorer in league one! 100%. not much difference between league 1 and 2.

algarvefan added 12:41 - Jul 11
Where are the 'Evans Out' miseries today, I almost left this site last week they hacked me off so much, I'm sure there a lot more positive people like me who support the team. We are where we are, and the finances are what they are, I believe in this team and our young players and am really looking forward to seeing Norwood leading the line.

Nath added 14:02 - Jul 11
Maybe they rub each others old boys

Northstandveteran added 15:14 - Jul 11
It appears he has got taller over the summer.

He's started to grow through his hair.

bluemike1969 added 16:18 - Jul 11
I love this guy's attitude and work ethic. Finally, we have someone in the squad with a real positive attitude!
As much as I hated us going down, I really think we needed it to rebuild and I am really looking forward to this campaign.
Now....How about free transfer Daryl Murphy for one last time!

Taricco_Fan added 17:47 - Jul 11
I like the cut of his jib.

rabbit added 08:57 - Jul 12
Algarve I share your pain, but in it's own way, quite amusing watching these people squirm when they are unable to respond when faced with logic.
Also it would be awful to let the bigotry of them spoil what is by and large a very good forum, so keep posting, always interesting.

stormypetrel added 13:22 - Jul 12 on....

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