Pilkington unconcerned by changes
Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington sees no reason why the team can't push on again in the Premier League despite a summer of change.
Pilkington is feeling confidence about the Canaries' chances of enjoying another good season, after being impressed by the additions made in the close season by new boss Chris Hughton. Even the departure of Hughton's predecessor Paul Lambert and his coaching staff to Aston Villa has done little to dent the morale at Carrow Road, which he claims is as strong as ever. Lambert's role in the club's rise through the divisions can't be underestimated, but the 24-year-old is adamant that success has been driven by an unbreakable team spirit in the City dressing room. The former Huddersfield favourite said: "It stays. The players who have been brought in are similar to the players that were brought in last season. "You see young, hungry British players coming in again, so nothing changes, the team spirit is still there. The new lads are settling in really well and so are the staff. "Not much (has changed), really. New staff have come in and one or two new players have come in and are settling down, but everyone is confident about next season. "We're just hoping to do what we did last season that got us into the great positions we did, and just to carry on from there. You look around the squad now and it's getting a big squad and everyone is fighting for places. The competition for places is great and we're all working hard to get that sharpness and match fitness and I hope by the 18th we'll come out of the traps flying."