Jonny Howson - Norwich City have no time to feel sorry for themselves

Jonny Howson is ready to step into the breach, with Norwich City missing injured duo Vadis Ofoe and

Jonny Howson is ready to step into the breach, with Norwich City missing injured duo Vadis Ofoe and Wes Hoolahan. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's season may not be flying as high as had looked a few weeks ago, but no one will start feeling sorry for themselves says Jonny Howson.

With a number of the Canaries' Premier League stars staying on this summer for a promotion push, City's current run of one win in seven league games is some way off the earlier trumpeted two points per game earmarked for a top-flight return.

However with Norwich still just three points and a handful of places away from the Championship summit, Howson has faith in the mentality of Neil Adams' squad to keep their focus.

'I don't think that will happen – we've got some strong characters in this group and I don't think we'll start to feel sorry for ourselves.

'And if you go on the performances, that focus has still been there. We've maybe had the odd game where we've not been fully at it, but the majority of the games – even in this run where we should've been winning and haven't – we're still putting in the performances and creating chances, and we'll keep doing that.'

Adams has chopped and changed personnel and formations in recent games as he tries to find the spark that will return City to winning ways – and for Howson, that flexibility is well within the abilities of the squad assembled by the manager.

'I think, especially with the size and quality of the squad, it's one of our main strengths that we can afford to change it sometimes with the personnel we've got,' he added.

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'And it's the same with the formations. We've got people that can play in a couple of different positions and that suits us.

'At Hillsborough we changed the formation before the game and again at half-time, and certainly in the second half when we got into it, we certainly caused Sheffield Wednesday problems.'