Neil Adams insisted Norwich City’s 2-1 Bolton win was one for the doubters

Cameron Jerome is congratulated by Kyle Lafferty after firing Norwich in front in Friday's 2-1 Champ

Cameron Jerome is congratulated by Kyle Lafferty after firing Norwich in front in Friday's 2-1 Championship win over Bolton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams insisted Norwich City's 2-1 Championship win against Bolton on Friday night should prove the doubters wrong.

Cameron Jerome's brace helped the Canaries ease to a first win in six and a first league victory at Carrow Road since beating Blackburn in August to move level on points with Derby, Watford and Wolves at the top.

Adams had maintained City's return to winning ways was only a matter of time after a series of frustrating league outings during recent weeks.

'I thought it was deserved,' he said. 'Credit to Bolton they had a little bit of the ball and they kept going right until the end. It would have been nice to enjoy the last couple of minutes of a game and they gave us a few palpitations at the end, but we looked very sharp going forward and we got our two goal cushion. I have just said to the players afterwards over these last five games a lot was made about not winning matches but anyone who has seen us can see we have been playing well. We got what we deserved for a change and that was nice and ironically we have probably played just as well if not better and not won those games.'

Adams hailed Jerome, who played through the pain barrier after suffering a gashed knee injury in the opening period.

'He was sat on the treatment table at half-time with blood pouring out of his knee,' said Adams. 'I asked him, 'How are you?' and he gave me a look as if to say, 'Don't you even dare think about taking me off.' That is the kind of player he is but we have a dressing room full of those. We are a unit and it was typified by Cameron. It was just a kick below his knee. You virtually have to drag him off.

'He is scoring goals and he is giving us so much more. When I had the opportunity to sign him it was a no brainer. He ticks so many boxes, power and pace we know about but he gives you so much more like heart and desire and his willingness to work.'

Most Read

Adams confirmed after watching his side's long overdue win midfielder Elliott Bennett is poised to tie up a short term loan move to former club Brighton over the weekend after a lack of first team action at Carrow Road this season.

'He is on his way to Brighton, either now or in the morning to discuss a possible short-term loan move,' he said. 'I expect it to go ahead but it is only potential at the minute but that will be good for him. He needs games, he needs minutes and he has an opportunity to go down and be with Brighton for the short term. Its not confirmed yet but ideally a month or so to get games and we take it from there. With him not being in the 18 here and being such a great lad he deserves that opportunity.'