New boys hailed by Howson

Jonny Howson has paid tribute to Norwich’s January signings, in particular Timm Klose, who has made a big impact in defence.

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Klose, Steven Naismith, Ivo Pinto and Patrick Bamford all arrived during the January window, and all contributed to the crucial 1-0 win over West Brom before the international break.

Howson says he has been impressed with how the new arrivals have settled, and believes they can help guide the Canaries to safety now they have found their feet.

Klose, in particular, is standing out in central defence and Howson says the former Wolfsburg man has helped steady the ship at the back.

“He’s certainly a bit of a character,” said Howson. “I think whenever you sign an international player, you are expecting them to come in and put in good performances. ThatÂ’s why he has played at that level and in the Champions League, and itÂ’s starting to show.

“Obviously sometimes itÂ’s going to take a couple of games to get used to the people in and around him, playing in a different league. But heÂ’s been doing very well.

“There have been a few signings from January and that can help. Sometimes those new faces just freshen things up and maybe get people on their toes knowing that someone else is coming in for your place, whoever it may be.”

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