He’s only spent one season away from it – but Norwich City and Scotland star Kenny McLean says a return to the Premier League is in sight.

The Canaries were relegated from the top flight of English football last season but look set for an instant return from the Championship. Emiliano Buendia’s strike was enough to give Norwich City a 1-0 win over promotion rivals Brentford, now 10 points clear at the Championship summit.

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Eyes on the Premier League for McLean and Norwich City. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

With 12 games to go, the Scotland international knows it’s their title to lose: “It’s a massive step – we knew the position that we could put ourselves in but there’s 12 games to go so we will see what happens. It was always going to be a tough game but we dug in and got the job done.”

He added: “We’re full of confidence with six wins in a row and we’ll hopefully keep that momentum going. It’s another three points. We’ll look forward to it, recover, rest and go again. It’s been ‘head down, work hard’ all season and that’s what we’ve done.

“We took one game at a time and up to now it’s been good for us so we’ll continue to do that.

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Remaining calm will be key as Norwich City edge towards a Premier League return, having been relegated less than a year ago. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

“We won’t look at what we’ve got after Saturday because Saturday’s a massive game. It’s just adrenaline you’re running on at the end and it was hard work, so it was good to hear the final whistle!”

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