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Chairman of Canaries Trust supports Smith Norwich appointment: But no cartwheels

The chairman of the Canaries Trust has welcomed the appointment of new Norwich City manager Dean Smith.

Robin Sainty believes Smith was the safest choice out of the options available and despite initial concerns has grown to like him.

"I've spoken to a few of my Aston Villa connections and they've been full of praise for the work he's done," he said.

"I'm not doing cartwheels but it's an interesting appointment."

Having researched Smith's work in more detail during his time at his previous clubs, Sainty believes those experiences will set him up to succeed at Norwich City.

"I felt he did well at Walsall, and Thomas Frank has reaped the benefits of his work at Brentford," he told the Pink 'Un.

"He also did a good job at Aston Villa in getting them promoted and keeping them in the Premier League for two seasons."

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