Worthy happier with work rate

Last updated : 11 February 2006 By Rick Lamb
There were positives and negatives for Canaries boss Nigel Worthington after his side came from behind to take a point home from Humberside.

The beleagured Ulsterman saw new signing Robert Earnshaw score what might be his first goal for the club, although it has been put down to as many as three different Hull City players by various sources. Worthington declared himself unconcerned, and focussed on the performance.

"I think we deserved a point," he told the club's official website. "It's the best we have passed the ball for quite a while and the work rate was also there.

"The thing that we lacked was penetration around the box. But other than that I though we were first class and deserved a draw - if not a win."

Worthington saw Leon McKenzie make an encouraging return to action after his ankle troubles, but midfielder Youssef Safri limped out of the action late on.

"He's got a bang on the knee and he's got some ice on it," was the manager's early assessment on Safri. "We will have to wait and see."