Aarons insists City stars are settled after uncertain transfer window
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Max Aarons insists Norwich City’s stars are settled after the uncertainty provided by the recent transfer window.
City’s right-back found himself the subject of firm interest from Spanish giants FC Barcelona, but remained with the Canaries after Ronald Koeman’s men elected to sign Sergino Dest from Ajax.
Aarons has appeared in every Championship game for Daniel Farke’s side this season and City’s boss was full of praise for the manner in which the England Under-21 international responded to the interest.
Uncertainty surrounded the futures of Todd Cantwell and Emi Buendia, the pair both missed games and faced public criticism from their head coach but have been reintegrated into the first-team since the window closed.
Aarons believes City’s stars are now settled and focused on the mission ahead.
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“No matter what club you’re at, there’s always speculation around players during the transfer window.
“We handled it all as best we could. The window is shut now so everyone is focused and pulling together. If you’re not pulling in the same direction, you won’t play.
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“But everyone is together and we’re all settled now.”
The Canaries travel to Brentford on Tuesday hoping to continue a run of three successive victories against Rotherham United, Birmingham City and Wycombe Wanderers.
Despite the expectation placed upon City’s shoulders, Aarons is adamant that points are pivotal, regardless of what the scoreline is, to help sustain the momentum they’ve built.
“The squad has lots of quality. In every game we should expect to get three points and to do that recently has been very important.
“But we’re not bothered if we win 5-0 or 1-0 at the moment, we just want the wins. It’s takes the pressure off and gives us momentum to take forward,” Aarons told the club’s official website.
“We have lots of new players in the dressing room and it takes time for everyone to get used to playing with each other. But when you’re gelling and getting wins on top, it’s always good.
“Players will become more comfortable the more we play together.”