The new signing from Huddersfield has scored three goals in seven games following his brace in the the 3-1 win over Swansea on Saturday, but he's staying reservedAnthony Pilkington has insisted that Norwich City are keeping their feet on the ground following their 3-1 over win over Swansea City on Saturday.
The attacker scored twice and admitted he is delighted with how the team are performing, but was quick to state that he and his team-mates were remaining realistic about the remainder of the season.
“We’ve got to keep our feet firmly on the ground and remember this is the toughest league in the world," he said.
“We can’t get carried away with a few wins yet. We can enjoy it because we’ve worked hard for it, but we have to settle down again on Monday and realise that we are playing in the best league in the world and this is where we want to stay come the end of the season.
“There are going to many more ups and downs throughout the season and we will have to work really hard for it.”
The winger also spoke of adapting to Premier League life following two years with Huddersfield Town, but the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international is at the level he feels he should be, even if there is a significant difference in quality.
“It’s been a big step up,” he admitted. “One I think I’m thriving on. I like playing against all the big teams in the big stadiums, you can’t beat it; it’s the best league in the world.
“This is where you want to be, and ultimately, if we do well over the season then we’ll stay in this league.”
Russell Martin, who scored the Canaries’ second to open up a two-goal advantage, believed the result showed the improvement in the side from last season, but also told of the overriding determination in the group, particularly those not playing every week.
The defender, who played under current manager Paul Lambert earlier in his career at Wycombe Wanderers, also moved to praise the side's hard-working wingers, claiming they had proven to be "something special".
The 25-year-old said: “Today was a test of how far we’ve come from last year.
“They’re going to be in and amongst where we want to be as well and I think we have shown today, apart from the last 15 or 20 minutes of the first half, we were on top.
“You can see from the way we are playing, the lads are really confident, we’ve got lads at the top of their game.
“The boys that are coming on off the bench are doing really well too. When they come on they’re doing a great job and are chomping at the bit to play, and I think that’s a great thing.
“When you’ve got wingers tracking back 70 yards and making tackles you know you’re on to something special and that’s what I think has got us here over the last two years, the boys working hard for each other. I think we’ve got that at the minute as well as the confidence to get ourselves in the right area and that will stand us in good stead.”