Norwich City boss Neil Adams can handle the heat

Neil Adams knows he is under pressure at Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams knows he is under pressure at Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City boss Neil Adams knows the heat is on but the Canaries' chief is appealing for unity to turn the club's Championship fortunes around.

Adams and the club's board will face shareholders at Tuesday's AGM and the recent downturn on the pitch is set to dominate proceedings.

City's 3-3 league draw against Brighton was met by a chorus of boos on the final whistle at Carrow Road as the Canaries remained in 10th place, eight points behind leaders Derby following one league win in the last nine.

'Of course it puts me under pressure. There is always pressure on the Norwich City manager because you are expected to win games, you are expected to do well and we should be,' said Adams. 'The target is those top two places and that will always be the focus so if you don't win games you expect to come under scrutiny and that is something we are all well aware of.

'Whether it is me, the board or the fans they all want the same thing as I do. We are in the same boat. We all share the same frustrations and disappointments.'


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Adams recruited former City midfielder Mike Phelan to his backroom set-up over the international break and the former Manchester United assistant boss gets down to work at Colney later this week.

'He is flying back Wednesday, straight on the training pitch Thursday, and with the experience he has got we are looking forward to working with him,' said Adams. 'We've got good experienced players who are holding their hands up and know they are making mistakes.

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'It is about us as a collective now. Going forward, we look as if we can create. If you had offered me three goals before the (Brighton) game I would have taken it and we were well in double figures in terms of chances created, but we are driving ourselves mad that we get one point when we should have got three. I would be the first to admit that.'

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