Norwood: There’s a togetherness in the group

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New striker James Norwood has been speaking about how much his been enjoying the Germany tour with his new teammates and the togetherness the squad already has.

The former Tranmere forward is likely to make his first appearance in a Town shirt at the Interwetten Cup in Meppen on Sunday having returned to pre-season late following his League Two play-off involvement with his previous club.

“It’s been good, we’re in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do so the all lads are together,” the striker told iFollow Ipswich. 

“It’s brilliant, it’s bonding, it’s just training and working hard and that’s what we need to do.

“The club’s obviously gone down a league and we’re going to have to work hard to get up, we’re going to have to outwork people.”

Norwood says he feels there is already a strong bond within the squad and has been made to feel welcome by all the Town players and staff.

“I love them!” he said. “Big Tommy the goalkeeper [Tomas Holy], I keep telling him to stop standing next to me at dinner because he’s about 6ft 9.

“I get on really well with the older lads and even the younger lads have got something about them. There’s a togetherness in the squad and special things can happen when you’re together.”

Speaking on his fitness following his extended break: “Brilliant, I joined in today, did a double session for the first time,” he added. “Me and Judgey [who was also given additional time off] have been running by ourselves but obviously the coaches thought I was fit enough to join in today.”