City players may have to pay the price, says Drury

Defender Adam Drury believes none of Norwich City's regulars under Paul Lambert could complain if they were left out for tomorrow night's League One game at Southend.

Defender Adam Drury believes none of Norwich City's regulars under Paul Lambert could complain if they were left out for tomorrow night's League One game at Southend.

After the Canaries' meek exit from the FA Cup at Carlisle on Saturday, the left-back said nobody's place was safe.

Last week's two loan signings - defender Russell Martin and winger Anthony McNamee - are available for the trip to Roots Hall (7.45pm) should Lambert consider making changes, while midfielder Stephen Hughes has not started a match since the game at Leeds six weeks ago and is eager for a recall.

"We didn't play well tonight, we know that, but in the previous games all the lads that have played have done very, very well," said Drury.


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"When you don't play well, then the gaffer has got every right to change the team if he wants and if he chooses to do that on Tuesday, then he's got every right.

"We've set high, high standards for ourselves and we didn't reach them. That's why we've got to get back to those standards and the way we've been playing the previous games and get another run going."

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Drury admitted the Canaries had slipped to a subdued FA Cup exit - but knows they have to bounce back immediately.

He said: "It was gutting. It wasn't the result we wanted and we didn't play particularly well. We went a goal down early, in both halves really, but then we came back well and in the first half I thought we controlled the game, especially towards the end of the half.

"Then in the second half we conceded early again and then we were chasing the game. We never really got going like we have been playing.

"But it's how we bounce back from this. That's the sign of a good side, if we bounce back on Tuesday. We've got to make sure it's a blip, a one-off, and it doesn't happen again, because - like I said - we've been on a great run and there is no reason why we shouldn't go straight back on another good run now."

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