‘Be very afraid’ is Neil Adams’ warning to Norwich City’s Championship rivals

Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome was denied twice at Sheffield Wednesday by Owls' keeper Keiren W

Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome was denied twice at Sheffield Wednesday by Owls' keeper Keiren Westwood. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams has warned the rest of the Championship his Norwich City is yet to hit top gear.

The Canaries look down on the division ahead of this afternoon's latest trip to Fulham, but Adams is drawing plenty of confidence from a sense his players can improve further.

'I think we have hit close to our best performances, it's probably just a case now of getting that key first goal in games,' he said. 'If we score one of those numerous chances in either of our last two home games I am pretty confident we would have gone on and given them a hiding, and that is meant as no disrespect to either Rotherham or Charlton, because, fair play, they came and got something. If we had won one of those 4-0 or 5-0 we'd say how well we had done but the actual performance level has been spot on. We are not far away from what I feel is playing well, which we have done in the vast majority of these 11 games, so when, or if, the big scoreline comes it will be result of us getting that first goal.'

Adams plans to tap into a genuine feelgood factor generated from a successful international break for the club's stars.

'If it was left to me none of them would go but that is purely selfish because you don't want any of them to get injured,' he said. 'For the club and for the player it is great to see them get that recognition. The benefit if they get wins and play well and stay fit is they come back here with a spring in their step.


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'(Kyle) Lafferty is scoring goals for his country, Wes (Hoolahan) got on the scoresheet and you see the results for Scotland. It is nothing but positive. That is the beauty of it. They've gone away and played in winning teams and had good experiences.'

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