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Norman: "We’re going to have to work for everything"

19 February 2021

Walsall defender Cameron Norman is expecting a tough test down at Stevenage tomorrow but is looking forward to getting back on the pitch.

Norman made his first start since the beginning of January against Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night but found himself in a holding midfield role in the first half.

The 25-year-old is focused on Saturday’s game and is anticipating a difficult encounter against a much-improved Stevenage outfit.

“Like any game in this league, a tough game,” Norman said.

“They’re fighting at the other end of the table but they’ve picked up a lot recently. It’s a really tough game and we’re going to have to work for everything but it’s one we’re really excited for.”

“You only have to watch this league for one weekend to realise anyone can beat anyone. We’ve got to be fully on our job and not take anything for granted and take on the new instructions that we’ve got.”

Norman found himself in unfamiliar territory in midweek as he was deployed as a holding midfielder against Cheltenham Town.

The former Oxford United man is more than happy to play in any position he’s asked and feels there is plenty of versatility in the team.

“It was a change but like myself and a few players we have in the team, we have that adaptability with different formations and different positions so it’s something that keeps the opposition thinking so I’m always happy to play in any position,” explained Norman.

“I just want to be on the pitch and effecting the team so I’m happy to play in any position the gaffer wants me to.”

“I think it’s one of those things, if the gaffer asks me to, I will never turn it down.

“It’s not my natural position but when it comes to the team then you’re always happy to forsake yourself for the better of the team. We’ve got great midfielders in there like Alfie and Kins who have done well for us so we’ve got options in there but if the gaffer needs me in there, I’ll be happy to do it.”

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