Alex Neil is out to prove the doubters wrong at Norwich City

Norwich manager Alex Neil is not worried by the Canaries' Championship blip. Picture by Paul Chester

Norwich manager Alex Neil is not worried by the Canaries' Championship blip. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil is backing Norwich City to prove the doubters wrong over the Championship promotion run-in.

The Canaries' boss insists his side have not been found out after one win in their last four ahead of Nottingham Forest's crucial league visit to Carrow Road.

'I don't think teams have sussed us out,' he said. 'If getting sussed out is Wigan coming here and sticking 10 behind the ball then if you do that against any team it is difficult to break down. Liverpool couldn't manage it against Blackburn from our league in the FA Cup. 'The strange thing is a win and two draws at most clubs would be seen as good but at Norwich at this stage of the season it is a bad run and we are all disappointed. If it had been the start of the season and you were 2-1 down away (at Huddersfield) with 15 seconds left and you get a draw we would be going home happy. It is all relative to what stage you are at in the league and the expectations of this club. All that happens is a couple of results have not quite gone our way and then everything is called into question.

'Like I said when I first came here we're either the highest of the high or the lowest of the low. We have eight games left and that means we have limited time to make the difference.

'The one thing you have to realise is form will go up and down, providing everybody is working as hard as they can and taking information on board and carrying it out on the pitch, I can't have any gripes.'