Former Norwich City fullback Simon Charlton says his old club can survive in the Premier League by playing their own brand of football.
Charlton insists they have nothing to fear ahead of the new season.
“What they’ve done in getting promoted and how they’ve done it was sensational. They really played some good stuff,” he told the Pink Un. “At Bolton we had a particular way of playing when we first got up. A lot of people thought it was ugly. Within the club we didn’t think it was like that, but with the players we had at that time it worked for us.
Sam Allardyce was intelligent enough to play a system which worked for the team. He wasn’t out there to win plaudits from the media saying how well we’d played, but isn’t it a shame they got relegated.
“Blackpool were great going forward last season, but defensively they were a nightmare.
“Yes, it will be tough, but who really thought Norwich could go into the Championship and get promoted straight away? I thought a mid-table finish would be a good base to push on from. I’m sure Paul will try to play football because that seems to be the way he likes to play the game, but they won’t be gung ho. I don’t think you can change the system and maybe play like Stoke do.”