Frustrated as Huck

By Rick Lamb
Last updated : 29 October 2007
The rock-bottom position Norwich City find themselves in is getting to the players, with Darren Huckerby voicing his frustration at the failure to replace some of the crucial players lost in the summer.

Huckerby, whose contract expires at the end of the season, believes that the side misses Youssef Safri, and has nobody to 'make them tick' since the Moroccan was sold following a fallout with former manager Peter Grant.

Huckerby's quotes in the Pink Un reveal great frustrations at the quality in the side and the inability to retain possession, and goes as deep as airing his concerns that vast amounts of money will be needed to turn the situation around.

"At the minute it is not great, it is probably the worst I have ever felt as a footballer in 16 years," said the former Leeds, Manchester City and Newcastle man. "There is always the next game and luckily for us it is the derby game, but until we start controlling games it is going to be the same.

"Unless a manager has bucket loads of money and is going to bring in six or seven players we have still got the same players. It is only the players that are here that can change anything until January, and that's another two months away."

Huckerby also refused to commit himself to the club beyond the end of his contract, saying that he didn't want to go out on a low, but that the current predicament was affecting his life away from the pitch.

"Whatever happens I don't want to leave like this, but I am not going to be playing week in, week out for a team that loses every week, simple as that.

"I don't want to be going places where people say things to my kids and stuff, I don't need it.

"But I will give it my all. I am contracted to the end of the season and I will give it my all to the end of the season, like everyone should do if they are contracted to the club."

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