Bennett itching for return

Norwich City winger Elliott Bennett says he is itching to be involved against Manchester United as he nears a first-team return from injury.

Last Updated: 26/04/14 at 16:38 Post Comment

Elliott Bennett: Nearing a first-team return for Norwich

Elliott Bennett: Nearing a first-team return for Norwich

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The 25-year-old has only featured once in the Premier League this season, as a knee ligament injury picked up in the opening day 2-2 draw with Everton has kept him sidelined for the majority of the campaign.

Bennett played the full 90 minutes in a recent under-21s win against Wolves and came through unscathed as he now has his sights set on Neil Adams' squad for Old Trafford.

Norwich sit just two points above the relegation zone with three games remaining and Bennett is desperate to play his part in helping the Canaries beat the drop.

"It would be lovely to be involved, I'd give anything to be involved," he told the Pink Un.

"I've been asked to play in the game (at Wolves), I've come through that fine, my knee feels brilliant, I feel really fit but these decisions are not up to me.

"I'm ready, the manager knows I'm ready now as well, so it's just a case of biding my time, training well and who knows what could happen then but I'm just grateful to be back out on a football pitch.

"I've spoken to Neil quite regularly and he's just told me to keep getting my fitness up and get some minutes in and then it's up to me really.

"I know where I'm at, he knows where I'm at as well, and to get (another) 90 minutes under my belt I'd like to think is good for me and good for Neil as well to have another body available that he can maybe call on if needs be."

Norwich head to Old Trafford for the first game since the sacking of David Moyes and Bennett says that his side are approaching the game full of belief.

"There's a little bit of unrest in the dressing room so if we can go there and take all three points then that would be nice," he said.

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