Drury hoping to win fitness battle

David Cuffley Norwich City boss Paul Lambert today hailed defender Adam Drury as a model professional - as the full-back battled against an ankle injury to be fit to face Brentford tomorrow.

David Cuffley

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert today hailed defender Adam Drury as a model professional - as the full-back battled against an ankle injury to be fit to face Brentford tomorrow.

Drury has not missed a League One match since Lambert's arrival as manager, and hopes to recover from the knock he suffered in the 5-0 win at Colchester in time for the game against the Bees at Carrow Road (3pm).

“Adam's a little bit of a concern at the minute so we'll just see how he is. He was feeling better yesterday,” said Lambert.


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“He's experienced enough himself to know himself how he's feeling.”

The 31-year-old Drury has chalked up 314 senior appearances in nearly nine years with City and his fifth manager in that time has been very impressed with his contribution on and off the field.

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“Adam Drury's been absolutely terrific since I've been here - a top performer that's for sure,” said Lambert.

“He's one of those ones where you don't really need to say much to him and you get the same level of consistency week in, week out. He has been brilliant.

“Not just as a footballer, but as a top lad as well. And probably he's playing at the top of his game at the minute.”

City have no other injury problems except for defender Jens Berthel Askou, still sidelined by the broken metatarsal he suffered in the 3-3 draw at Yeovil six weeks ago.

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