Alex Neil urges Norwich City fans to join his crusade
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'We can do this together' urged Norwich City's new boss Alex Neil after the Canaries fired out a promotion warning to their Championship rivals in a 2-1 win at title hopefuls Bournemouth.
Neil left his seat in the directors' box to inspire Norwich's comeback victory, following Jonny Howson's second-half red card, with Cameron Jerome's thumping strike sealing a hard-fought success after Gary Hooper had cancelled out Matt Ritchie's opener.
Neil was acclaimed by the 1,400-strong travelling support at the final whistle as he joined his players on the pitch to savour a thrilling first win in charge.
'We are all in this together,' he said. 'You saw the celebrations at the end and when Cameron scored. I want to try and rally everyone. The fans are a huge, huge part of that, the same with the players.
'It is important the fans and everyone at the club give me their complete backing. All it will do is benefit Norwich if we go on and be successful. I will do my very best to make sure the connection between the fans, the players and everyone is as strong as it can possibly be and that will only be helped by winning games.
'They travelled in their numbers and they were great for me and great for the squad and you need that. They dragged us over the line.
'There is no point, whether it is a fan, a player or anybody looking to turn against us. If you are a supporter, or in some way affiliated with the club then let's do it together.'
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