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Norwich chief McNally: Staying up our only target

Norwich City chief David McNally says they'll be happy with finishing 17th next season and surviving the drop.

Paul Lambert became the first manager in a decade to successfully guide a club into the top flight on the back of consecutive promotions - and McNally insists City plan to stay there.

He told the Pink Un: "We will aim to behave as a club just the same as we have done over the previous two years. We know we are going into the biggest and the best league in the world with 19 top class teams. But we need to remember what we did to get us here and the principles and the disciplines we put in place to ensure this club could move from League One to the Premier League in two years.

"It's about finishing 17th or better, it's about the players and Paul earning the right to stay in the league, and we're very confident that, with the right preparation, we can do that.

"The only target is to stay in the league, 17th or better would be absolutely fine. Paul and his team have done brilliantly over two years. The rise has been monumental, record-breaking in many respects, but now we're in the big league and we need to try and stay in it. Whatever the points total is we need to finish 17th, that's the aim."

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