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Unsung Hero: Norwich City’s Kenny McLean continues to shine in midfield

Unsung Hero: Norwich City’s Kenny McLean continues to shine in midfield

Norwich City earnt their first clean sheet of the season as they drew away to Bournemouth, with one player performing well at both ends for Daniel Farke’s side.

The point away at the Vitality Stadium was the Norfolk side’s first of the season, however, the club still sits in the bottom three (via BBC).

In a game of a decent number of shots, just three of them actually hit the target. The best chance for Norwich came in the second half when Aaron Ramsdale produced a fine stop to keep out Teemu Pukki.

Ibrahim Amadou proved a behemoth in defence for Farke’s side, clearing the ball 13 times out of the 33 Norwich managed in the game as he proved difficult to get past for Eddie Howe’s men.

Alex Tettey also put in a strong performance at both defensive midfield and centre-back as Ben Godfrey went off injured early on in the encounter. The midfielder showed his experience, having the third-highest pass completion rate for the Canaries.

However, it was Kenny McLean who was the man to fly under the radar for the Norfolk side, with the Scotland international a threat going forward and proving steady at the back.

The £2.25m-rated (per Transfermarkt) McLean had five of Norwich’s 10 shots at goal and won the most headers, made the second-most clearances and interceptions in an all-round midfield display (via WhoScored). His threat at both ends proved valiant as the club searched for their first clean sheet of the season.

The Pink Un agreed with these thoughts as they gave McLean a seven out of 10.

They said: “Skied over a late cutback from Todd Cantwell. Seemed to enjoy the extra insurance of having Alex Tettey alongside him. Could have no complaint at his booking.” (Source: Pink Un)

Norwich City fans, what did you make of McLean’s all-round performance? Let us know your thoughts!

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