I was always a fan of Simon Lappin, a player in the Steen Needergard mould who knows his limits, does not try to do things he cannot do, and works hard and rarely turns in a poor performance. Yet after one game last year, Glenn Roeder decided he was never to play for Norwich again and would be got rid off.
So today, faced with a suspended Darrel Russell (and please don't start me on the idiocy of Darrel Russel getting himself sent off by petulantly arguing with the ref), and the clear fact that Mark Fotheringham is not fit to wear a Norwich shirt after his reaction to management and fans a couple of weeks ago, Bryan Gunn faced something of a dilemma. Step forward after 16 months out Simon Lappin.
Now I was not at the game, but according to all reports Lappin had a great game in the centre of midfield, and I am not surprised.
So well done Bryan Gunn and well done to Simon Lappin and welcome back.