Cameron Norman relishing his ‘fresh start’ at Walsall

Cameron Norman believes the introduction of Brian Dutton as head coach is a fresh start for him after a 'frustrating' end to Darrell Clarke's time in charge.

Cameron Norman
Cameron Norman

Despite having a good season the right-back did not start any of Clarke's last four games as manager, with the former boss dropping him for Hayden White.

Since Dutton has taken over Norman has become a key figure in the team, even moving to midfield on occasion, and Norman admits he cut a frustrated figure in Clarke's final weeks.

"I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a frustrating period," he said.

"This season I've really been able to show the fans what I can offer and I've been happy with how things are going.

"I want to continue in that vein of form. Of course, no player likes not being on the pitch so it was a frustrating time.

"I knew that my time to be on the pitch would come again and it wouldn't be too long.

"I used that time to work on myself and be ready for when it comes. I want to finish the season strong and hopefully having a good end to the season and continuing that form can only help the team."

When asked if it is now a fresh start for him, Norman added: "100 per cent. I was happy with how the season has gone on a personal note but in terms of the team we want to be right up there.

"For everyone it's fresh with new ideas and instructions. Everyone has to be bang on it to get themselves into the team.

"Everyone will relish that opportunity and look forward to it."

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