Surprise on the Norwich City bench
Midfielder Owain Tudur Jones made a surprise return to the Norwich City squad at Derby, more than 12 months after his last first team appearance.
The Wales international returned from three months on loan with League One club Yeovil and was named among the seven substitutes at Pride Park, coming on in stoppage time for Henri Lansbury.
It was his first league appearance for City since Paul Lambert’s arrival as manager and his first senior outing for the club in any competition since the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie at Swindon in November last year.
“He’s found it hard since I’ve been at the club but he’s never once caused me or his team-mates or the club any bother,” said Lambert.
“He needed games and that’s why we sent him out on loan. Whoever I pick in the team or on the bench, you just have to hope they come in and do a job.
You may also want to watch:
“I can’t keep everybody happy every single time but if I ask you to do a job, I expect people to do it to the best of their ability.”
Tudur Jones, 26, made 16 appearances for Yeovil this season – to add to six games for the West Country club during a loan spell last season.
- 1 Transfer rumour: Everton unsure about price tag for City star
- 2 Farke's dilemma with City prodigies
- 3 Paddy Davitt: 'Little old Norwich' tag is a poor fit
- 4 'We want to stop the party' - Cherries fired up for City clash
- 5 Police interviews and faulty planes - the inside track on Onel's Cuba bow
- 6 Pompey boss praises 'perfect model' at Norwich City
- 7 City confirm fans will not return to Carrow Road this season
- 8 Robbie Savage: 'Never mind Stuart Webber, it's all down to me'
- 9 'Auld Enemy' clash on the backburner for City captain
- 10 'Like a shield' - Canaries boss heaps praise on Webber's work