Neil Adams will risk the wrath of Norwich City’s squad

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond was the odd man out at Wigan. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focu

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond was the odd man out at Wigan. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams is willing to risk the wrath of his Norwich City players to get their Championship promotion bid back on track.

The Canaries' chief opted to keep Nathan Redmond in reserve for the 1-0 away win at Wigan in a midfield bolstered by the combative presence of Gary O'Neil and Bradley Johnson at the DW Stadium.

Adams admitted Redmond's exclusion was harsh on the England Under-21 starlet but the wide player is firmly in his thoughts for Huddersfield's visit to Carrow Road this weekend.

'We just thought we needed to be tight and strong in midfield and that would give us a good solid base to win the game and so it proved,' said Adams. 'That doesn't mean it was a case of Nathan's inexperience because he has 150-odd games under his belt now. You have to be brave to do that because Nathan in the last couple of weeks has looked sharp and lively and he made the goal against Reading.

'I think if you start getting affected by how this line up or leaving that player out will be received you go away from what you believe in. The side we picked was no reflection on Nathan. We will look at it (for Huddersfield) and pick a team accordingly but the players we went with at Wigan did their jobs.'

Adams had stressed the mood in the camp remained positive despite one win in 10 league games prior to beating the Latics and the City boss aims to build on that ahead of Huddersfield.

'You could tell they were desperate to get a result and the desire and tempo of the training during the week was right up there,' he said. 'We have stayed positive all the way through this period but of course a win gives you a massive boost. It's done now, we won't dwell on it because its all about doing it again this week.'

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