Delia and Michael demand improvement

DAVID CUFFLEY Norwich City majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones today issued a blunt statement demanding an improvement in the team's showing in their next two matches.

DAVID CUFFLEY

Norwich City majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones today issued a blunt statement demanding an improvement in the team's showing in their next two matches.

The pressure on manager Nigel Worthington intensified after Saturday's 3-1 Coca-Cola Championship defeat at Plymouth, leaving the Canaries with just one point from their last four games.

The statement read: “We and the board are deeply disappointed by the lack of passion and commitment in the team's performance on Saturday, and wish to apologise particularly to the 776 loyal supporters who undertook the long and arduous journey to Plymouth, but also to all our fans who have given us such wonderful support. You deserve more.

“We are determined to achieve success at Norwich City, and to that end we expect this situation to be rectified at our next home game on Sunday and at our next away game. We rely on our manager and squad to do this not only on behalf of our supporters but for the long-term future of the club.”

City are at home to Burnley on Sunday and then have a fortnight's break before they visit Queen's Park Rangers on Saturday, October 14.