Croft looks forward to Worthy reunion

PUBLISHED: 19:09 12 April 2007 | UPDATED: 10:14 14 September 2010

Lee Croft is looking forward to meeting up again with the man who splashed out £600,000 to bring him to Carrow Road last summer.

Lee Croft is looking forward to meeting up again with the man who splashed out £600,000 to bring him to Carrow Road last summer.

The Canaries wide man was Nigel Worthington's only big transfer of last summer, when he moved to Carrow Road from Manchester City.

But there will be no room for sentiment at Leicester on Saturday when Croft comes face to face with the Foxes new caretaker boss.

“It's a bit mad really,” said Croft. “He's just been made the gaffer of Leicester and now his first game is against us. It's strange how these things work out. That always seems to be the case when a new manager comes in.

“I think it will be nice to see him because he was a nice bloke and all the lads got on well with him. He did a lot of good things for Norwich when he was here.”

But Croft said the Canaries would be wary of “new manager syndrome”.

“That's another one of those footballing clichés which seems to come up whenever a new manager takes over,” said the 21-year-old. “It was the same when Peter Grant took over us. We went to Birmingham that night and put in a really good display and had a great result. I'm sure they will be up for it and will want to impress the new gaffer so we'll have to be ready for that.”

The Canaries are coming off the back of Monday's 2-1 home defeat by promotion-chasing West Brom - a setback which still hurts.

“Definitely - it was another late goal and another game where we have taken the lead and not gone on to win the game,” he said.

“So it was disappointing. But we've got a good game to bounce back from it on Saturday so we'll have to make sure we're ready for that.”

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