Ruddy: Norwich performances deserve better results

Date published: Thursday 26th November 2015 3:11 - Scott Anderson

John Ruddy: Insists Norwich can stay in Premier League

John Ruddy says Norwich City’s performances have deserved better results ahead of Saturday’s game against Arsenal at Carrow Road.  

The Canaries goalkeeper also admitted that there is room for improvement with his own performances, but is backing himself to regain his best form.

Norwich are currently 16th in the Premier League and have won only one of their last seven league games, but Ruddy believes that they can improve on that form as they look to avoid relegation.

“All the ingredients are there,” said the England international. “We just need to find the balance to get the three points we have often deserved.

“I don’t think I’ve been as good as I have been previously, but that’s football. Form is temporary. I’m more than confident in myself. I know more often than not that my performances will be there.

“The standards we’ve set ourselves have to remain in the 25 games we have left. We take each game at a time. Against Arsenal, we need to make it difficult for them but we also need to carry a threat ourselves.”

Manager Alex Neil agrees with the Norwich stopper and believes that despite finding a solid balance, they can still get better.

The Scotsman said: “You’re always concerned when you don’t win games. Over recent weeks, we’ve found a decent balance but we can still improve.

“We’re going to have to be a team that changes our style from week to week to get results. Arsenal will want to put points on the board. They’ve had a good season. They’re the hardest attacking team to stop.”

Neil also confirmed that Russell Martin will return to the squad for Sunday, but midfielder Alex Tettey remains sidelined through injury.

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