Quality excites Doherty

Defender Gary Doherty admitted Norwich City were fast becoming the comeback kings of League One after they put an end to Huddersfield's unbeaten home record with another grandstand finish.

Defender Gary Doherty admitted Norwich City were fast becoming the comeback kings of League One after they put an end to Huddersfield's unbeaten home record with another grandstand finish.

Trailing 1-0 with little more than 20 minutes left at the Galpharm Stadium, the Canaries rattled in three goals to secure their 10th away win of the season and open up a seven-point lead at the top of the table.

It was the fifth time in nine games that Paul Lambert's men had recovered from a goal down to take three points after turning the tables on Walsall, Hartlepool, Brighton and Southend in similar fashion.

“Teams probably look at that and think 'Norwich have come from behind again'. It's a great quality to have,” said Doherty.


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“You don't want to be doing it too many times, but it's nice to know we have got it in our locker.”

City fell behind in the third minute to Neal Trotman's header, but skipper Grant Holt and two-goal substitute Stephen Elliott secured victory in a stirring fightback.

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“It was disappointing the way we started the game, conceding an early goal - a nightmare coming to somewhere where they've not lost all season,” said Doherty.

“But I think we showed good character, we showed some great counter-attacking stuff, especially in the second half and I think we were worthy winners.

“We needed to soak up a lot of pressure, particularly in the first half. They turned us a lot but we dug in. We know we've got goals in the side and to get three was terrific.

“They were terrific, particularly the first goal. I thought that was a great move and a great finish by Holty, and Steve's two goals had great movement in the box and great crosses.”

Like Oli Johnson against Southend last month, Elliott came off the bench to score twice.

“We've got firepower on the pitch and we've got firepower on the bench. We've got Steve and Oli pushing the two front lads for starting places, we've got Anthony McNamee pushing people as well, so that's good for team spirit and togetherness.”

Doherty also praised goalkeeper Fraser Forster's performance - notably when he kept a cool head by forcing Huddersfield striker Lee Novak wide as he tried to cash in on a poor backpass by Michael Rose.

“I thought he did terrific on the backpass where he went to ground but didn't foul the lad,” said Doherty. “I got back on the line as well so I was just hoping he wasn't going to give anything away, and he did terrific for such a young lad to show great experience in that role.”

With Swindon and Leeds next on the agenda, Doherty is confident City can make it a memorable month.

He said: “It's looking good for us at the minute. We've just got to keep going. It was always going to be a big weekend when you look at the fixtures, especially when we had to come to a place where they have remained unbeaten all season. We've got a massive March, but we've got two wins out of two, and we've got two big ones to go.”

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