Clear-the-air talks have Norwich City fired up for visit of Leeds United
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Neil Adams is hoping an honest exchange of views amongst his players and coaches will help to get Norwich City's promotion challenge back on track.
Saturday's 1-0 defeat away at City's notorious bogey team Fulham has left Adams' side without a win in three games, ahead of tonight's home Championship clash with Leeds United.
'I've seen all sorts of these chats throughout 30-odd years in the game and sometimes it can be just mud-slinging and every man for himself and pointing fingers in the wrong direction, and it wasn't that, it was anything but that,' the Canaries boss said.
'It was everything we expect from this group of players we've got. It's important sometimes, even after a victory, to reset things and have a look, take stock and if things need to be said or done, you do it, and I thought this was the perfect time.'
Adams hopes those chats can provide a fresh start for the visit of Leeds, as City also look to get their home form moving in the right direction following three frustrating draws and a loss in their last four matches at Carrow Road.
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The Canaries squad had their first group discussion after Saturday's game, ahead of a light training session on Sunday and another chat before focussing on the Leeds game in training yesterday.
'It's right to do it at certain times, just to sit down, get opinions, let people have their say. So positive, and pleasing,' Adams continued. 'On Saturday it wasn't a case of 'we've got to panic here', results and performances we know about, but Saturday we were top of the table.
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'Results have got to improve, we haven't won for three games now and certainly we haven't been used to that.
'But certainly in terms on panicking, making major upheavals and changes, I don't think it's a case of that because, performances have generally been good, but we've got to turn those performances in to results.'
Leeds arrive in Norfolk in need on a win as well, having drawn two and lost two of new manager Darko Milanic's first four games.
And Adams says he and his players are relieved to have a game so soon after Saturday's disappointment.
'I'm pleased we've got a game, when you've been beaten you tend to stew on that and you get it out of the system when your focus is straight away on the next game,' he said.
'Tuesday night, under lights, big crowd, is exactly what we want.'