Bring the noise is Neil Adams’ Norwich City battle cry
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Neil Adams' festive message to Norwich City's support is roar his players to victory on Saturday against Huddersfield.
The Canaries have laboured at Carrow Road for the majority of the season, with Reading's victory last time out sparking palpable frustration on the final whistle.
Adams understands his squad have short-changed home fans but the City boss is appealing for their backing ahead of a crucial phase in the Championship.
'We want the fans to be as loud as they can and back us and they always do,' he said. 'I know there is always a debate about whether the players should rely on the fans to get behind them or whether those fans need to see something to get them going. It has to come from the players for me. Those fans turn up, they pay their money, they are with us already and they need to see us produce football that gets their backing. If you can manage that it is very intimidating.
'I think back to Blackburn early on this season when the atmosphere was incredible and speaking to the Blackburn players and staff afterwards it affected them.
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'When we are both at it together we have something special. The players have to generate that excitement. We know our fans are fantastic and they proved that again at Wigan with phenomenal support, given the distance.'
Adams has told his players not to squander last weekend's Latics' victory by slipping up again on home soil.
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'It was a good professional performance and what we don't want to do is waste the Wigan win. It would be fantastic if we can stick another three points on the board,' he said. 'It wasn't a classic by any means but it can't always be three and four goals, as much as we would like it to be. Overall looking back it was a solid display. We're confident and keen to back that up and give us some more points going to Derby and the festive period.'
Adams respects the threat from Huddersfield, who have improved under the guidance of Chris Powell.
He said: 'Chris has got them going, which tends to happen when a new manager goes in, and they had a good win last weekend against Brentford.'