Portman Road

Next Game

Ipswich v Norwich

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 3 - 1 Blackburn

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Snodgrass seeking extra edge

Robert Snodgrass believes extra fitness could give Norwich a vital edge when they entertain Southampton this weekend.

Last Updated: 09/03/13 at 14:09 Post Comment

Robert Snodgrass: Norwich midfielder knows importance of staying in shape

Robert Snodgrass: Norwich midfielder knows importance of staying in shape

The Scotland midfielder has learnt the value of conditioning since he began his career with Livingston and he is confident a more professional approach can bear fruit.

"The fitness coaches show you your numbers, and as an individual you try to beat that each week, so with me running six or seven miles, it is about trying to help the team," he said.

"When I was at Livingston, I didn't really have the advice you have these days.

"I have learned off each nutritionist or fitness coach how to get your body in the best possible shape for match-days, because that is what managers want.

"This Premier League is about high-energy and athletes. It is about preparing yourself from Monday to Saturday so you can be in as good a shape as possible, mentally and physically for a game.

"We have got a great nutrition and fitness side of things and that is why people have noticed this season that Norwich do work very, very hard.

"People can speak about it taking individuals to win games, but if those individuals are not on their day, then you look for a team (effort) to pull you through - maybe Sebastien Bassong or Michael Turner flicking one in on 94 minutes to keep us in this league.

"We know what it takes as players and as a team - the most important thing is we get the three points and everyone as a club pulls in the right direction."

Ruthless

Despite their industry, Norwich head into Saturday's clash having recorded just one victory in their last 11 Premier League games - and that courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from Grant Holt to beat Everton.

Snodgrass accepts the team have to be "more ruthless" if they are to avoid being dragged into a battle for survival, currently with a safety net of eight points.

"We have put in some good performances, but just not scored enough goals and so need to be more clinical, if we can do that on Saturday then we will get three points," said Snodgrass, who has weighed in with five goals.

"As a winger, you try to put as many crosses in as you can.

"It is simple, we just have to put the ball in the back of the net, which is why the gaffer has said we need to be more ruthless.

"Maybe it is just about that little bit of magic in front of goal, whatever it is, we need to add that to our game."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

Transfer news: No good behaviour clause in Mario Balotelli's Liverpool contract, says agent

Mario Balotelli will join Liverpool next week, but won't have a good behaviour clause in his contract, his agent says.

Premier League: Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is determined to keep Asmir Begovic

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says that Asmir Begovic will not be leaving the club during this summer’s transfer window.

Fresh Mackay claims emerge

Malky Mackay faces further accusations of racism after appearing on Sky Sports News on Friday to apologise for his conduct.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property