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Norwich City bid to follow up their Brentford win at Barnsley this weekend. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Alex Neil is targeting a Championship win against his old club Barnsley to prove Norwich City is firmly back on track.

It's not been the ideal start to life as Manchester United head coach for Jose Mourinho, right.

It’s hardly a revelation when a former player backs his old club in some form or another – but it does usually make for a good debating point, especially when it comes to football managers.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil spent four years as a player at Barnsley. 
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Alex Neil’s old Barnsley pals admit they never saw him as management material ahead of the Norwich City chief’s first Oakwell reunion.

Alex Neil in his Barnsley days - seen here challenging Manchester City's Ali Benarbia in 2002. Picture: PA

Paul Gibbs describes himself as ‘a jovial type of guy’ so it was a case of chalk and cheese when he walked into the Barnsley dressing room in 2002 and met Alex Neil, who he jokingly referred to as a miserable old git. The pair eventually hit it off – and Norfolk-born Gibbs is a big admirer of the City manager’s ethics.

Former Norwich City youngster Kyle McFadden is back in his native Ireland after a stint at Olrando. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Former Norwich City FA Youth Cup winner Kyle Callan-McFadden has returned to his native Ireland to chase his football dream.

Carrow Road. Picture: Focus Images

It’s been the home of Norwich City for more than 80 years but now supporters have been given an opportunity to see the Canaries’ Carrow Stadium from new perspectives.

Sergi Canos challenges Swansea's Alfie Mawson during the Checkatrade Trophy match in midweek. 
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It has been a while coming, but I think you’ll all agree with me that Norwich City’s first win since October 15 was certainly worth the wait with that comprehensive 5-0 demolition of Brentford.

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