Whitbread 'one of City's best'

18 March 2010 01:06
Zak Whitbread could become one of the best defenders to have played for Norwich City, according to Canaries' reserve team manager Ian Crook.The 26-year-old joined Norwich from Millwall in January on a two and-a-half year deal. [LNB]Whitbread is currently making his comeback from injury and played for the reserves against Peterborough. [LNB]Reserves team boss Ian Crook told BBC Radio Norfolk: "I think he'll be one of the best defenders they've had here." [LNB]The American central defender injured his calf while playing against his former club in February. [LNB]Crook said "I saw him play a year ago for Millwall on two occasions and thought he was awesome. I just think he is going to be massive for this club over the period of time he's here." [LNB]Striker Cody Macdonald also played 45 minutes in the reserves' match against Peterborough as he returns from a thigh injury. [LNB]Defender Adam Drury played for 70 minutes and Ian Crook told BBC Radio Norfolk that he is now in contention for a first team place against Swindon on Saturday. [LNB]"He's top quality, he's played at the highest level. You can certainly never question his attitude and determination. He's got a naturally fit body so I'm sure he's back in contention," Crook said. [LNB]Norwich City's goals were scored by Paul McVeigh and George Francomb.

Source: BBC_Sport