Norris best still to come - Sturrock

PLYMOUTH boss Paul Sturrock believes Town fans have yet to see the best of David Norris.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

PLYMOUTH boss Paul Sturrock believes Town fans have yet to see the best of David Norris.

The Blues paid around �2.25m for Norris from Argyle a year ago and Sturrock was loathe to let him go.


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He said: “Chuck is a very good player. He has been missed by us but he didn't look himself. I'm sure there will come a time when you see the real Chuck.”

Norris, who was playing wide left, was replaced by Danny Haynes on 65 minutes, before Plymouth netted a goal rule dout for offside.

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Sturrock said: “There is still a debate about whether he was offside or not but we might have nicked it.

“This team want to bite and scratch and fight and if they keep churning out that sort of attitude and work rate they will soon turn things around.

“We tried not to sit back but it was difficult when you are pinned back.”

After slipping from sixth to 16 Argyle are desperate to halt the slide towards the relegation zone and Sturrock believes his side will be buzzing after picking up a point at Portman Road.

He said: “I'm proud of my team who worked very hard. We have been in a lot of tussles recently and come out on the wrong end but at a difficult place to come our players can walk out with their heads held high.

“I'm hoping we can take something from this and kick on.”

Transfer-listed Simon Walton hopes the draw against Ipswich can kick start his, and the team's season.

The former Town loanee was dropped and transfer-listed after being sent off against Barnsley on December 20 but has worked his way back into the side.

Walton said: “It is great to be back. I'm pleased with the way I played but more pleased with terrific team performance.

“After the bad run we have had, to come to Ipswich and come away with a point is a real morale booster.

“Everyone played their part to the full, especially Jamie Mackie who played up front for first time. He has been breathtaking in training and was superb for the team

“He was unlucky to see what looked a good goal chalked off for offside.”

Although Sturrock was delighted with Walton's display he is not yet ready to take him off the list.

He added: “Simon came in and did an excellent job. I needed a man-type player in midfield and he did that.”

Plymouth can do Town a favour tomorrow when they go to Preston looking to take something off the play-off contenders.

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk

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