Norwich City boss Neil Adams insists the tide will turn after Sheffield Wednesday stalemate
18:09 25 October 2014
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Norwich City boss Neil Adams insisted the tide will turn despite another winless Championship outing in a 0-0 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.
The Canaries dropped down to sixth in the table, although cut the gap to leaders Derby to three points following the Rams’ home defeat to Wigan, after finding Owls’ keeper Keiren Westwood in inspired form at Hillsborough.
The Republic of Ireland international pulled off four fantastic stops to deny Lewis Grabban, Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond, with the unmarked Russell Martin powering a header wide in the closing stages, as City pushed for a winner to end a run of one league victory in the last six.
“That is how it has been but we are confident if we keeping playing like this we will be fine,” said Adams. “I was disappointed with the start. I thought we were too slow and predictable in our play. We didn’t pass it quickly enough. I thought we were very good in the second half. At Fulham we didn’t look creative enough in the final third. Today we were very good and we ran into a keeper in outstanding form unfortunately. It looked like the goal was coming to win the game.
“Our crossing was good, the movement in the box was good and we were getting shots away on target but the keeper was excellent. The manner of the performance was a positive. We have deserved a lot more in the last four or five games.
“The second half was as good as we have been of late and everyone in the ground would agree we probably deserved to win. We restricted Sheffield to very little and created five or six, not just half chances, but very good chances.”
Owls’ boss Stuart Gray hailed Westwood’s brilliance.
“It became the Keiren Westwood show in the second half, with save after save after save he was pulling off,” he said. “Norwich is a good side and were worried because they looked taller than us at set plays but Keiren showed what a top quality keeper he is with a man of the match performance.
That is the best I have seen him play since I was here. It shows the character of the man because he a shocker here last time for Watford’s second goal. It shows the mark of the man for me and the pride he has in his work and performance.”