Norwich City boss Alex Neil reveals one major positive from Charlton win

Alex Neil was delighted with Norwich City's Charlton comeback. Picture by Alan Stanford/Focus Images

Alex Neil was delighted with Norwich City's Charlton comeback. Picture by Alan Stanford/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Alan Stanford/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil has taken a huge positive from Norwich City's Championship scare at Charlton.

Cameron Jerome pounced to claim a vital three points after the Addicks had wiped out City's two-goal lead following early strikes from Jonny Howson and Lewis Grabban.

'I think it can be a positive in a way because what it does do is keep everyone on their toes,' he said. 'There is good quality in each team and on any given day these sides can cause you problems. I think the table is sort of split now. The bottom half is fighting and scraping for bits as much as they can and the top teams, who are searching for the three points, will have a go at you and try to impose themselves on.

'However, I know I have real quality in my squad and if we play to our potential there is nobody to fear.'

Neil ranked City's early salvos at the Valley as some of the best during his brief tenure.


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'I think the first half was as good as we have played since coming here, maybe when we went 3-0 up against Cardiff as well which was excellent, but I was really happy with our play,' he said. 'To be honest, we have analysed it and they had three shots and on the actual goal one was saved so in effect they had two attacks. We didn't do a great deal wrong leading up to the goals but we did speak about it at half-time and the pleasing thing was how we responded to get the third goal we deserved.'

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