Last Updated: Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:33
Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson is ready to impress for his new club following a spell on the sidelines.
Howson joined the Canaries in January from Championship outfit Leeds United for a fee of around £2million but a knee problem has limited his opportunities at Carrow Road.
The 23-year-old, who made his Premier League debut in the defeat at Stoke last weekend, is hoping for an extended run in the side between now and the end of the season after putting his injury problems behind him.
"I can't believe there are only 11 or 12 games to go, because for me it feels like we're in the middle of the season, in a way," he told the Pink'un. "It does feel a little bit like pre-season, but it's just one of those things. It is part and parcel and I'm sure it may not be the last time I'm injured."
The Norwich new-boy also praised his new team-mates and manager, Paul Lambert, for the way they have adapted to Premier League football since winning promotion last season and Howson is confident he will fit in well at Carrow Road.
He added: "I had an idea before I came here of the type of team they were, but I've got to know them a bit more since.
"They are a good bunch of lads, a good management team and even after the first few days down here I realised how much the team spirit and the work ethic stood out, first and foremost.
"They've all got the ability, for how well they've done this season, but in every game and every day on the training ground you can see it's always about maintaining high standards."
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