'I’m sure we’ll be all right' - Surman confident Norwich can avoid relegation

The 26-year-old suggested that the club are doing everything right, except scoring goals, while adding that he is also looking to build on last campaign on a personal level

Norwich City midfielder Andrew Surman is confident the club can avoid relegation from the Premier League this season, indicating they just need start scoring goals.

Chris Hughton's men suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat on the opening day of the season against Fulham, but have since improved with draws against QPR, Tottenham and West Ham.

The 26-year-old remained confident that the club will be safe from relegation this season, after impressing on their return to the Premier League last term, insisting they just need to be more clinical in the final third.

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He told Canaries Player: “I think the performance [against West Ham] was great, as it has been for the last three games. We just not taking our chances at the moment.

“I think the positives are there – we’re creating chances and keeping clean sheets. The performances are good, we just need to convert some chances and I’m sure we’ll be all right."

The former Southampton and Wolves man has made over 20 league appearances for the Canaries for the last two seasons, netting seven goals in the process, but is aiming on cementing his first-team spot this term.

“We’ve got a big squad with good players, and I am looking to build on last season on a  personal level," he continued.

“I thought I had a decent first half, and it was my first 90 minutes in the Premier League for a while, so I started to get a bit leggy towards the end. I was pleased with my performance though, and I think it’s important that when you are given a chance to take it.”

The South African-born player thought he had won a penalty for his side during the goalless draw with West Ham on Saturday after James Collins had felled him inside the area, however referee Chris Foy correctly judged that the contact was made outside of the box.

Surman admitted that he thought it was a spot-kick at the time, while he reiterated his belief that the victories will come soon enough.

“I did think it was a penalty at the time,” he added. “I could see the referee when I landed, because I went about five feet in the air.

“I saw him look, and at the time I thought it was a penalty, but I’ve been told it was just outside the box. Some decisions you get, and some you don’t. On another day the referee might have given the penalty and we’d have won 1-0.

“It was quite end-to-end. They got a foothold in the game in the second half, tried to hit us on the counter attack, and brought on Matty Jarvis who is quite quick and dangerous.

“We’re looking very good defensively. We’ve got a very good shape about us, and the good thing is that we’re still creating chances with that shape.

“We’ve just got to keep it going, keep believing in what we and the manager are doing here, and if we convert these chances, we’ll be all right.”