Premier League eases Anthony Pilkington's pain

Anthony Pilkington
Pilkington missed Huddersfield's League One play-off campaign

Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington has said the prospect of playing Premier League football will help banish memories of his injury nightmare.

The 23-year-old broke a leg and dislocated an ankle when playing for Huddersfield Town in March.

He joined the Canaries on Wednesday and is still on the road to recovery.

"Playing in this league for a club like Norwich, against the best teams in the world, I'm sure I'll forget this little injury," he told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"Early on you lie awake at night thinking about what happened.

"But that's gone, I've got a chance of fulfilling my dream of playing in the best league in the world, that's enough to completely forget the injury."

The former non-league player is back in light training and is doing some ball work with his new side.

But he has not set a timetable for a return to action: "It feels good and exactly where I thought it would be, it's all healing really well.

"The gaffer's said 'when you and the physio think the time's right we'll look to progress things'.

"He said there's no time scale on pushing me back in."

Boss Paul Lambert added: "There's no pressure on him to rush back because the injury was a bad one.

"He's come back really strong which I'm delighted with."

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