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.


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“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.

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