Cameron Norman: "I Want to Hit the Ground Running" Cameron Norman: "I Want to Hit the Ground Running"
Cameron Norman: "I Want to Hit the Ground Running"

Cameron Norman: "I Want to Hit the Ground Running"

Walsall right-back Cameron Norman has spoken to the local press and discussed his desire to cement a spot in the Saddlers' starting line-up after admitting that he found his first few months at the club something of a challenge.
23-year-old Norman, who joined the club from Oxford United during the January Transfer Window, is part of the Walsall squad inherited by new manager Darrell Clarke and is keen to impress his new boss with pre-season just around the corner.

The Norwich-born defender believes that his work ethic, picked up from his time in non-league football, will help him to cement a spot in Clarke's starting line-up as the recently-appointed gaffer seeks to stabilise the club following last season's relegation to League Two.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Cameron said; "I want to hit the ground running. I want to feature in as many games as I can, if not all of them. I will be working hard to make sure that I am one of the first names on the team sheet.

"The hard work never stops, and that has come from my little bit of a background from non-league. I will never stop working hard."

Norman, who joined the Saddlers after just over six-months with Oxford United, has only made just twenty-one appearances last season, twelve for the U's and nine for the Saddlers, and is keen to earn much more action as he has now settled into life in the West Midlands.

The prospect went on to admit that moving from club-to-club, the former Norwich City man had joined Oxford from Kings Lynn Town only last summer, took its toll on him, and made for a difficult opening few months at the club.

Cameron continued; "To move two or three times in the space of a year, I am not going to lie, it has been a little bit draining, but it is part and parcel of the game now. I am happy to be here.

"It was tough in terms of the games, but that is something I can work on now and just settle a lot more over the summer, and be ready for the first game of pre-season."

Cameron, who has an extensive list of previous clubs, including Woking, Norwich United, Concord Rangers and Needham Market, went on to admit that he and his teammates will be keen to impress Darrell Clarke as they will begin the 2019/20 campaign with a new slate.

Norman added; "With a new manager in place, it is a chance for everybody to start with a clean slate, and everybody will be looking to impress during pre-season.

"Everybody will be well up for it, and, hopefully, that will mean a competitive pre-season with the boys and a positive one going into the start of the season.

"Everybody is going to want to start well and everyone will want us to hit the ground running and get some points on the board early doors. It is about winning those tough games – your away games on a Tuesday night and then grinding out those results.

"We need to turn the tables and grind out those hard-to-get results that we weren’t getting last year."
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