It was a good night for Norwich City in their bid to win promotion to the Premier League on Wednesday night. Not only did they defeat Coventry City 2-0, but promotion rivals Brentford slipped up to a 2-1 loss to QPR.

Those results mean that Norwich are currently four points clear at the top of the Championship table, and they have to be clear favourites for promotion this season.

Only injuries will likely keep the player out of side

One player who has been vital to Norwich’s promotion charge this season is Kenny McLean. The 29-year-old Scotland international played the entire game, and you have to imagine that injury permitting that he will be starting every game between now and when promotion is secured.

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Kenny McLean in action for Norwich City (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

McLean’s importance to Norwich is shown in how the team performs when he is not in the line-up. Norwich have dropped points in four of the games that McLean has not played in this season. When you consider that they have only dropped points in 12 games overall, that shows how important the midfielder is.


Could be set for a big few months

McLean could be set to enjoy some of the biggest months of his footballing career. He could be part of a Norwich side than wins promotion as well as the Scotland squad for the European Championships.


Kenny McLean in action for Scotland (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty Images)

For that to happen, he just has to keep doing what he is doing. Knuckle down, play good football, and avoid injuries. He seems to be a trusted player of both Daniel Farke and Steve Clarke. Therefore, there is no reason for the player not to be a key man for both Norwich and Scotland in the months to come.

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