Fans can make the difference - Duffy

Jim Duffy has called on Norwich City's supporters to help their ailing team turn a corner this afternoon.

Jim Duffy has called on Norwich City's supporters to help their ailing team turn a corner this afternoon.

The long-suffering Yellow Army have had their loyalty pushed to the limits in recent weeks as City's season has lurched from one crisis to another.

But Duffy insists it's time everyone stood together to pull the Canaries out of the relegation hole - beginning against Bristol City this afternoon.

“I know supporters get fed up sometimes of being asked to rally around the team and they get it time and time again, especially when you've had ups and downs over the last 18 months,” said City's caretaker manager.

“But I think it is easier to support a team when they are successful. It is more difficult to support one when times are tough, but we still need that support, that vocal encouragement, because if players are a little bit nervous, a little bit tentative, it just makes an unbelievable difference to them.

“When you have played the game you realise how big a difference it makes to you when you have got that volume of support - and I use the word support in its true context - and it can just make an enormous difference to players.

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“Once again I would ask for that and if the players respond to that everyone can have a good game on Saturday. If we all work together, players and supporters, I think we can achieve a result.”