Premier League travel sickness not a problem for Norwich City’s David Fox
David Fox believes Norwich City’s fearless approach on the road in the Premier League is paying rich dividends.
Paul Lambert’s men picked up their third away win of the campaign at West Brom over the weekend to remain in the top half and put further daylight between them and the scrap at the bottom.
The Canaries now have 13 points from 11 away days, which have included daunting tests at both Manchester title contenders along with Champions League-chasing duo Chelsea and Liverpool.
City’s current haul is better than either of their fellow promoted rivals, with struggling QPR taking 10 points from the same number of games and Swansea’s impressive home form masking a run which has seen them take only six points from 10 away trips.
Fox is under no illusions plenty of hard work lies ahead to secure Norwich’s top flight status, starting with Chelsea’s Carrow Road visit this weekend, but the midfielder feels results on the road indicate City can compete.
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He said: “Away from home we’ve been very good, even if we’ve not picked up results, we’ve definitely been in matches for long periods.
“At Manchester City, two of those goals were in stoppage time, so for a bit we were in the game as well.
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“When you go away from home it’s important you stay in the game, you’re very tight, and in a lot of the games we have done that.
“And we’re always capable of scoring away from home, so that makes it a lot easier for us.
“There are a lot of teams with not a lot between us (in the table).
“There’s a bit of a gap from us upwards but from us down, there is not a lot.
“We’re trying to look above us rather than below us but there’s not a lot between many of those teams.”
Fox entered the fray for the final 10 minutes at The Hawthorns just seconds after Steve Morison had powered home Grant Holt’s cross to secure a third consecutive win in 2012.
Norwich’s latest victory increased City’s chances of trying to emulate West Brom’s achievement in surviving the first season in the Premier League.
He said: “Winning breeds confidence and that’s what we’ve got to try to do.
“Any game you go into you want to win. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing or what competition you’re playing, if you’re winning matches it keeps your confidence throughout the squad through the week and you hopefully take that into the game on a Saturday.
“I think you’ve got to be very ruthless at this level. Every result is massive, every three points is huge.
“We’re trying to get there, to get to that sort of level. They (West Brom) showed last season, you get promoted and stay up and build from there.”