Graham Dorrans confident Norwich City will prosper in Premier League after Jack Butland heroics deny them Stoke victory 

Midfielder Graham Dorrans is confident Norwich have given themselves a platform on which to build a successful season in the Barclays Premier League.

Only a man-of-the-match display by Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland prevented Alex Neil's newly-promoted side from collecting a second successive win, and they had to instead settle for a 1-1 draw at a sweltering Carrow Road.

Scotland international Dorrans, who was twice denied by the England hopeful during Norwich's second-half onslaught, feels the Canaries have shown they can cut it after securing a swift return to the top flight via victory in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley in May.

Graham Dorrans, seen here taking on Stoke's Erik Pieters, believes Norwich can succeed in Premier League

Graham Dorrans, seen here taking on Stoke's Erik Pieters, believes Norwich can succeed in Premier League

Dorrans challenges Stoke's Ibrahim Affelay during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Carrow Road

Dorrans challenges Stoke's Ibrahim Affelay during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Carrow Road

'We have talked in the changing room about how we should have at least six points, but the Premier League is a tough place to be, if you don't take your chances to score goals, then you won't get the results you deserve,' said Dorrans, who made his loan move from West Brom permanent during the summer.

'Four points is a solid start though, and we will take it from here. We can certainly compete at this level, which we have shown.

'Hopefully we can continue to do that in order to pick up as many points as possible.'

Stoke had taken an early lead when Xherdan Shaqiri, the Swiss midfielder on debut following a £12million move from Inter Milan, floated over a free-kick which was headed in at the far post by Mame Diouf.

Norwich, though, were level following a mid-half drinks break when captain Russell Martin slotted home after the visitors failed to clear their lines following another fine save from Butland.

Only a succession of saves from Stoke keeper Jack Butland denied Norwich victory on Saturday

Only a succession of saves from Stoke keeper Jack Butland denied Norwich victory on Saturday

Butland makes a save off his shoulder to deny Norwich striker Cameron Jerome at Carrow Road

Butland makes a save off his shoulder to deny Norwich striker Cameron Jerome at Carrow Road

The former Birmingham youngster went on to deny England Under-21 team-mate Nathan Redmond in the second half as well as keeping out Dorran's low, angled efforts.

Butland's performance was even more remarkable given he had broken a finger in training.

The 22-year-old is hoping he can go on to cement his place as Stoke's number one following the sale of Asmir Begovic to Chelsea.

'I love it and I can't ask for much more,' he said.

'I am just looking forward to every opportunity each week to perform and trying to grab it with both hands.'

Butland was beaten just once - when Russell Martin levelled for Norwich after 28 minutes 

Butland was beaten just once - when Russell Martin levelled for Norwich after 28 minutes 

Stoke had taken an early lead when Mame Biram Diouf found the net at Carrow Road

Stoke had taken an early lead when Mame Biram Diouf found the net at Carrow Road

Stoke have recovered from their opening day defeat by Liverpool to record successive draws.

Butland believes Mark Hughes' squad can also move forwards into a successful campaign as they target another top-10 finish.

'We have got work to do, but we are optimistic,' he said.

'We weren't as good as we can be all over the field, so we have to keep working hard to hit those high levels of consistency and make sure we are performing well every week.'