‘No one will do it for us’ – Godfrey on Norwich City’s Championship focus

Ben Godfrey insists complacency won't be an issue for Norwich City during the Championship run-in. P

Ben Godfrey insists complacency won't be an issue for Norwich City during the Championship run-in. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Anything can happen in the next 11 games – but Ben Godfrey only has eyes on Norwich City looking after their own promotion interests.

The Canaries will head into the remaining Championship games top of the pile and with a four-point gap to Sheffield United in third – and kicking off the weekend’s fixtures with Swansea’s visit on Friday night.

It’s only natural eyes will start to wander towards what City’s promotion rivals do between now and the end of the season.

But in the end, it will only ever be Daniel Farke’s men who can achieve a fairytale ending to their dream season so far.

“You never know what’s going to happen, there are 11 games left and football is so unpredictable – that’s why we love it,” said Godfrey.

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“So we will just have to take it game by game and enjoy every task that we face.

“It’s all about us. No one is going to do it for us, so it’s just about us when we step over that white line on a Saturday or whenever. Just doing our own job, which the boss and everyone stresses in the changing room.

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“Everyone is on their own journey and we have just got to focus on ours.

“We didn’t get off to the best of starts this season, which we weren’t pleased about at the time – but we stuck together, pulled through it and now we are showing glimpses of what we are capable of.

“You never know what is going to happen…I can’t say we saw ourselves at the top at the start of the season – but we knew our ability within the squad we have.

“We’ve got enough experience in there as well to know we can’t get complacent. We are absolutely nowhere near the end of the season. It’s on to Friday and another three points hopefully. That’s what we have got a do: take it game by game, enjoy it and give 110pc.”

City may feel confident of doing that come Friday night’s visit from Graham Potter’s Swansea, who have found it difficult to adjust to the Championship following their Premier League relegation last season.

Norwich were 4-1 victors at the Liberty Stadium in late November – but Godfrey expects a tougher affair under the Carrow Road floodlights.

“We faced them earlier in the season and I can’t see it being like that this time, to be honest,” he added. “They will have a point to prove and will probably want to get one back over us at our place, like we did to them.

“So it will be a tough task. We’ve just got to focus on ourselves, do what we do and hopefully we can get three points.”

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