Norwich City board ‘hope and believe’ Alex Neil will get Canaries back on track

Norwich City manager Alex Neil. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City manager Alex Neil. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Chief executive Jez Moxey says he understands fan frustrations with Norwich City's current poor form but insists he still has faith in manager Alex Neil.

The Canaries head to Derby County tomorrow looking to end a four-match losing streak in the Championship.

'It's difficult, when you lose four games in a row, get knocked out of a cup, people are disappointed, they're frustrated, they think we should be doing better but we're in the results business so it's all about trying to win,' Moxey said.

'A few wins, people feel differently. We hope and believe that Alex and the team can deliver the results that the fans want.'

Along with public backing for Neil, the former Wolves CEO also announced at Wednesday's AGM that technical director Ricky Martin will take charge of the player recruitment department, to help the manager plan ahead for future transfer windows.

'Let me be clear what Ricky has had changed to his role, he's added recruitment to his existing role, so he's got other things that he still does,' Moxey added.

'What he will bring is a discipline and a structure to our recruitment process that will help us, I believe, identify better players, that's his job.'