Bullish Neil Adams will meet the challenge head on at Norwich City

Cameron Jerome cut a lonely figure at the end of Norwich City's 2-1 Championship defeat to Nottingha

Cameron Jerome cut a lonely figure at the end of Norwich City's 2-1 Championship defeat to Nottingham Forest. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams insists Norwich City's Championship woes will not break him or his players.

The Canaries dismissed first team coach Mark Robson on Monday following the 2-1 league defeat at Nottingham Forest which capped a miserable week for the club after a 4-0 hammering at Middlesbrough.

City went into the international break lying in 10th place but Adams is backing his troops to come out fighting ahead of Brighton's visit.

'We have to go again. There is nothing else we can do,' he said. 'You don't let it affect you. You work on the things you have to work on and make sure we put it right in the next game.

'We picked them up from Middlesbrough and we got a great reaction and response and we have had that in the vast majority of the performances but it is those fine margins that are costing us now.

'We told them in the dressing room (on Saturday) it doesn't matter if you play for 85 or 92 minutes if you switch off then you will lose points and we saw three points go begging.'

Adams admits the pressure at first team level is unrelenting after moving up from the club's academy where he was the first Norwich coach to win the FA Youth Cup in 30 years.

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'It is a challenge and people can talk about pressure but it is about getting results,' he said. 'Of course it is totally different at first team level.

'The pressures are increased considerably because it is about winning games and making sure you are up the top of the table and so it should be.

'We know and I know we are capable of winning games. We have proved that.

'You can see the desire and the quality but they have switched off in games and the mistakes we are making our crippling us.'