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Pilkington: I'm fit for Canaries opener

August 10, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Norwich new-boy Anthony Pilkington has declared himself fit for the Canaries' opening day clash with Wigan.

Anthony Pilkington: Fit for Wigan clash
GettyImagesAnthony Pilkington: Fit for Wigan clash

Pilkington, who joined Paul Lambert's side from Huddersfield Town in the summer, broke his leg and dislocated his ankle while playing for the League One side last season.

But the 23-year-old has played twice for Norwich in pre-season and says he is recovered both physically and mentally following his horror injury.

"It was a bad injury but I think it looked worse than what it actually was. It was only a twisted ankle kind of thing," Pilkington told the Eastern Daily Press.

"I had an injury that was terrible to look at but it's only been five months to come back and there's no real psychological damage. I don't see any reason why I should be wary of it.

"I'm just going to keep working hard on the training pitch - if I have to wait a couple more weeks then so be it, it's up to the gaffer.

"I feel I've got some good playing time under my belt now. I'm not 100% fit but if the gaffer wants me to start (against Wigan) then I'm not going to say no."