Boss wants his players to be appealing

CHRIS LAKEY Norwich City players have to be more appealing - to match officials.City manager Glenn Roeder was unhappy at the manner of Ipswich's second goal at Carrow Road on Sunday, when the defence stood still thinking that a deflection had taken the ball out of play.

CHRIS LAKEY

Norwich City players have to be more appealing - to match officials.

City manager Glenn Roeder was unhappy at the manner of Ipswich's second goal at Carrow Road on Sunday, when the defence stood still thinking that a deflection had taken the ball out of play. Instead, an Ipswich player hooked it back in and Pablo Counago tucked it into an empty net.

Roeder was concerned his players didn't appeal to the officials - and then that they failed to recognise the immediate danger they were in.

"I will have to teach our lot to appeal for a lot more things," he said. "We just accepted it too easily and it ends up in the back of the net. I also noticed that apart from Martin Taylor no one else reacted, everyone stood still. There was no reaction to try and retrieve the situation. Martin did because Martin was the one who got the closest to nearly blocking the ball that was hooked back in, but if you look at everyone else we were still standing where we were when the free-kick was taken."