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Snodgrass impressed by replacement Bunn

Created on 30 Nov., 2012 4:10 AM GMT

Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass believes goalkeeper Mark Bunn will be a fine replacement for the injured John Ruddy.

Ruddy is facing up to three months on the sidelines with a torn thigh, with former Blackburn gloveman Bunn set to deputise in his absence.

"We'll miss John," Snodgrass told reporters. "What he brings to the team is clean sheets.

"But we've got a great keeper in Mark Bunn, who is terrific. I think you saw that in the Tottenham game and against Southampton.

"He was calm, composed and pulled off some good saves, but I would like to wish John a speedy recovery because he is a great chap and great keeper.

"His return will only bolster the team."

Snodgrass scored the equaliser in Norwich's 1-1 draw against Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday with a free-kick that bounced under the body of goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

"It went in and people will blame the keeper, but you've got to get it on target and I've done that," Snodgrass said.

"We showed great spirit and character to come back and I think there was only going to be one team that was going to win it in the second half.

"The first half wasn't good enough but we take away a point and firmly believe we could have won the game."

Snodgrass said Norwich are determined to return to winning ways against Sunderland on Sunday.

"We're back at home, which seems to be a place where we're winning these days, so we're looking forward to it," he added.

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