McDonald has confidence in City

PUBLISHED: 09:11 20 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:08 10 September 2010

Cody McDonald will be challenging for a place in the squad to face Birmingham tomorrow – another step on the ladder.

Cody McDonald will be challenging for a place in the squad to face Birmingham tomorrow – another step on the ladder.

Canaries new boy Cody McDonald has seen enough - and reckons City are full of confidence for the relegation battle.

McDonald has proved to be a major hit with the fans, despite having made just two sub appearances since his move from non-league Dartford in the January transfer window.

Norwich City new boy Cody McDonald has seen enough - and reckons City are full of confidence for the relegation battle.

McDonald has proved to be a major hit with the fans, despite having made just two substitute appearances since his move from non-league Dartford in the January transfer window.

Manager Bryan Gunn credits his infectious attitude with raising spirits at Colney - and McDonald says that two wins in a row have given the squad a timely boost.

“Everyone in the squad is feeling happier after the last two results,” said the 22-year-old. “We already have a good team spirit and things are looking up for us.

“I believe the win over Cardiff could be the turning point as that was a big three points.

“We managed to get another win over Plymouth and I am sure we can stay up as we have good enough players to avoid relegation.

“To be fair, all the boys are up for the task.”

McDonald is still on a high after scoring the second, clinching goal in the 2-0 home win over Cardiff last weekend.

“When I scored against Cardiff it was an amazing feeling, something I have always dreamed of,” he said.

“But the most important thing was to get the three points and climb out of the drop zone.”

McDonald's goals for Dartford and an eye-catching display in front of Gunn secured his move into professional football - and out of the scaffolding he erected for a living.

“It was a bit daunting to be honest, like going to a new school, but things have gone well so far and everyone in the squad and Bryan Gunn have helped me settle in,” he said.

“It is a big step-up from non-league to the Championship, but I feel I have done okay.

“It was a major jump to join Norwich from Dartford and the main thing I had to work on was my fitness as the tempo is so much quicker.”

McDonald will be challenging for a place in the squad to face Birmingham tomorrow - another step on the ladder.

“They are fighting for promotion while we are fighting to stay up so both sides will be looking to get all three points,” he said. “But we will go there in confident mood of getting our third successive win.”

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