posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 05:44 AM
Norwich legend Bryan Gunn is confident the Canaries' solid team spirit will help them climb off the bottom of the Premiership table.
Crystal Palace went above Nigel Worthington's side when they beat Fulham 2-0 on Monday night, a result which now leaves the Norfolk club as the only
team yet to register a win in the top flight this season.
Former Scotland goalkeeper Gunn, who now works as the club's sponsorship sales manager, believes Worthington's troops should not be too disappointed
with their five-point haul to date after their daunting opening fixtures.
"We do need a win, and that is something the manager is striving for, but a lot of the teams who are going to be around the bottom end of the table
would probably have been happy with the same amount of points that we have picked up from those opening fixtures,'' said Gunn.
"Apart from the game against Arsenal, they have looked solid at the back and like a team that can compete in the Premiership.
"Home form is important, but Norwich have shown that up at Newcastle and Tottenham they are capable of setting their stall out and getting something
from the game.
"Coming back from behind twice against Portsmouth showed there is spirit in the camp, a will to win and the response from the supporters as well I
think showed that everyone being together is going to be important.
"Of course we are disappointed to now look at the table and find us sitting bottom, but when you look how close it is up to around 10th place, a
couple of victories will catapult you up there.
"The period coming up now after the international games is going to be very important for our Premiership survival.
"The fixtures coming up now are the ones where you are going to be gauging yourself against teams who are in a similar position to you."
Gunn declared: "The players are giving their all in every game. Nigel has commented on the commitment and the spirit of the players - and that can go
a long way.''
Has Bryan Gunn been hitting the crack pipe?