Approach pleases City boss

Nigel Worthington was delighted with his team's performance after they avoided another cup slip-up against a lower league team. The Northern Irishman was delighted with his team's performance, especially in the second half as they won easily at Plainmoor.

Norwich City boss Nigel Worthington was delighted with his team's performance after they avoided another cup slip-up against a lower league team.

The Northern Irishman was delighted with his team's performance, especially in the second half as they won easily at Plainmoor.

“I'm very pleased with the display,” he said. “You could see from the other night's results there's a lot of potential banana skins out there but the approach and the attitude by the players was first class.

“I'm pleased with the performance again. There were quite a few changes to give some people a rest and give other people a little opportunity to have a run out and it's worked very well.”


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“It's a job very well done, because there's all sorts of little challenges put before us in the last 24 hours, whilst being in and around Torquay but the approach, the mental approach and the attitude of the players has been first class and you could see from the performance.”

“The boys that have come in have carried on the passing which we wanted to achieve, the energy levels we've got and finished off with two very good goals and a good win.

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“They were focussed and knew the job that had to be done, had to be very professional, because Torquay United and Ian Atkins would be well-organised and work hard.

“We gave them the utmost respect and the biggest thing tonight was we were patient and kept passing the ball and while we did that it was just a matter of time before we got one goal.”

City only started the game with four substitutes after Paul McVeigh got a slight knock in training, while Adam Drury limped of moments before the end of the game but Worthinton insists both players will be fit for the game at home to Barnsley on Saturday.

He also had a word about Dickson Etuhu who scored his first City goals in last night's win.

“It was a very good all round display from Dickson and he's got the goal to cap it off,” he said.

Meanwhile, Torquay boss, Atkins, was generous with his praise for City.

“They're the best Championship side I've seen,” he said.

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