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Norwich City: A club "set-up" to succeed?

Ben Gibson opens up about his move to Norwich on this week's Official EFL Podcast

28 January 2021

When Ben Gibson left the claret and blue of Burnley to join the Canaries this summer, he knew he was joining a club on the up.

It's been a tough few years for the former England Youth international, who was called up in to the England senior squad back in 2017.

A club-record move from home-town team Middlesbrough to Sean Dyche's side in 2018 did not work-out well for the centre-back. In-fact Gibson made just one appearance during the 2019–20 season, starting in a 3–1 loss to Sunderland in Round Three of the Carabao Cup.

Last February, he was even permitted by the club to train with former club Middlesbrough, after informing the club his desire to leave in January.

A move back to the Sky Bet Championship followed, as Daniel Farke snapped up his signature in the summer. 

"My time at Burnley certainly didn't break me," said Gibson, who was a special guest with Mark Clemmitt on the Official EFL Podcast.

"It made me as hungry as I ever have been - if not more to try and prove people wrong to achieve success again on an individual and team level.

"This opportunity at Norwich presented itself and it's one that I'm really enjoying."

You can see why there are no regrets for Gisbon. The Canaries have been the stand-out teams of the season so far and sit six points clear at the top of the table. 

"To achieve what we have in this first half of the season is really special.

"There’s multiple things you have to deal with when you get relegated out of the Premier League.

You face a relegation hangover, players’ futures are uncertain and I think what the manager’s done and what Stuart Webber have done here is, they’ve wanted to squash all that and strip it right back to what they know they have. They know they have a fantastic set-up here."

Click here to listen to the full interview on the Official EFL Podcast.

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