Martin Smith

Smith Says...

by Martin Smith

Columnist on Norwich, Wickham and former boss Reid.

Sunday is a big game and we can’t underestimate that.

We have to play close to our maximum on the day. I remember last year’s game and we tore Norwich apart, so the same performance again would do.

For me the players have given everything all season, but sometimes it hasn’t worked for us.

The lads won’t need any geeing up on Sunday. Hopefully we can get the right result and go on to pick up a few more wins.

I saw the news that Connor Wickham will stay with the squad and I think that’s a good move.

He had a few games down in Sheffield and of course scored a goal, and he gives us some more attacking options.

Connor’s fitness will be up and we need players like him to come on and change things if necessary.

He’s come in and done well at times this season so the manager will know he can throw him on if needed.

The loan move served its purpose in that Connor will have wanted games and hopefully he’s come back fresh and eager to get in the team.

Elsewhere I see my old boss Reidy [Peter Reid] is up in the north east for the Questions of Sport event at the Stadium on Thursday night.

All I can say is that the audience will be in for a treat!

Reidy was always great with me. People always thought there was a problem between us because I didn’t play so much in my latter years, but that wasn’t the case at all.

He worked wonders for the club and was one of the best managers I ever played for.

I remember he made people relax as soon as he took over and the atmosphere was always great.

He’s got so many stories and I’m sure that audience will be regaled with more than a few!