Bennett: Spirit in camp is key

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Joe Bennett has spoken of an upbeat dressing room being key to the side’s success, ahead of the tonight’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Norwich City at Cardiff City Stadium.

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Victory over the Canaries would see the Bluebirds move to within one point of leaders Wolves, who travel to face Birmingham City on Monday night.

It would also extend the gap on third placed Sheffield United to six points – whilst seventh placed Middlesbrough would sit 14 points adrift of Neil Warnock’s side.

And defender Bennett, with 15 City starts to his name already this season, spoke about the optimism in the camp heading into another critical weekend.

“There is a massive upbeat feeling at the training ground and everyone is loving life at the minute,” began Joe.

“We’ve got teams like Sheffield United and Aston Villa that are right on our tail, so we need to keep in the pack.

“If we can stay within touching distance of Wolves, who are flying at the minute, then hopefully we’ll be up there come the end of the season.”

And looking specifically at the visit of the Canaries tonight, the 27-year-old added: “We’ve got three really good wins and three clean sheets this past week.  

“If we can carry that form on against Norwich it would be really good, to begin December. We finished last season well and I think the Gaffer knew that we could push on this season.

“We signed some quality players in the summer that added to the squad. [Nathaniel] Mendez-Laing has been instrumental, for example. He’s been injured of late, but started the season really well.

“The spirit is really strong and we’re looking forward to getting out there again tonight.”

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