Norwich City aim to storm the Palace with Alex Neil leading the charge

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond was denied on two first-half occasions by Arsenal keeper Petr

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond was denied on two first-half occasions by Arsenal keeper Petr Cech in Saturday night's Premier League game at the Emirates. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil will send Norwich City out with all guns blazing to drag Crystal Palace firmly into the Premier League relegation mix.

The Canaries can move level on points with the struggling Eagles if they seal a third consecutive league win this weekend at Selhurst Park.

'We have to be aware that other teams have a game in hand but we have an opportunity,' he said. 'Palace is three points ahead of us so we need to go and attack them at their place.

'All we have done is give ourselves a chance now because if we had lost the Newcastle game then it was going to be really tough for us. You can talk about momentum, and we might have it now, but three weeks ago people were not saying that to me so it just shows how quickly it can swing around in football. Myself and the team are fully aware of that, which is why if we don't perform or don't win at Crystal Palace then the same questions will be getting asked again. We have to make sure we go there and take something from it because Sunderland in the following game will be even bigger again. There is a huge amount of work to be done.'

Norwich have underlined their fighting spirit in recent weeks, but Neil insists he did not expect to be embroiled in a survival battle at this late stage of the campaign.


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'No, I wouldn't have taken where we are now at the start of the season,' he said. 'I still feel there are plenty of games to this point we should and could have taken more points. The biggest thing I have learned is that in the Premier League each game can be completely different. You can go to Manchester City to then playing West Brom and it really is polar opposites and then it is about adapting quickly for each game.

'It has been a great year for me in terms of learning and now we have to finish the job.'

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