Norwich City boss Neil Adams is not for turning
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Neil Adams is not for turning in his bid to get Norwich City back to winning ways in the Championship.
The Canaries have won one of their last six league games after another frustrating home stalemate against Leeds, but the City boss insists his attacking formula will pay dividends over the long haul. Norwich’s promotion push has stalled in recent weeks after a prolific early-season goalscoring spell.
“It’s not a case of panic and making mass changes and major upheaval. We just have to turn performances into results,” said Adams. “I won’t be pointing the finger or making ridiculous statements but I accept the results are paramount. I keep hearing the phrase, ‘teams have sussed us out’. Well, teams knew what we were about from day one.
“We laid our cards on the table. It isn’t a secret; we will come to attack you, score goals and win games. That isn’t going to change. Our philosophy isn’t going to change. We may tinker and change personnel but the overriding philosophy and approach will be to put teams on the back foot, dominate the ball and go and win games. I was really pleased with the (Leeds) performance, I have got to say. Looking at it, 13 games in we are four points off the top when we feel we should be comfortably clear. That is a frustration but we have played some good football and you are hoping with the manner of the performances things will turn.”
Adams must make one enforced change for this weekend’s league trip to Sheffield Wednesday with Kyle Lafferty suspended after his fifth booking of the season. Wes Hoolahan is also out, and the Irishman travelled to London on Wednesday to see a specialist over his ankle injury. “Wes had the scan on Sunday and we sent him down with one of the physios to determine what the timeline is and how we deal with the injury,” said Adams. “With Kyle of course you don’t want to lose him because he had been doing well in international football. He just has to be a bit more careful in his approach but you don’t want to take that desire away from his game.”