Norwich City boss Neil Adams is wary of Blackpool shock factor

Norwich manager Neil Adams has no fears about a trip to Championship crisis club Blackpool. Picture

Norwich manager Neil Adams has no fears about a trip to Championship crisis club Blackpool. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams admits his Norwich City head to Championship crisis club Blackpool this weekend on a hiding to nothing.

The Seasiders' will try to halt the Canaries' promotion charge at Bloomfield Road and in the process avoid extending their own winless start to the season to 10 matches.

Blackpool boss Jose Riga inherited only eight contracted players in the summer which forced him to abandon plans for a Spanish pre-season training camp but Adams dismisses the notion of a mis-match.

'We've had them watched quite a lot and the reports we've had suggest they are better than those results,' he said. 'I've spoken to Joe Royle, who has seen them four times I think this season in his various roles, and he said, 'Look, they have two points, they are down in the relegation zone, but they are better than that.' Like any team in this division they are more than capable of causing us a problem or two if we let it, as we discovered at Cardiff and for brief spells at Brentford, but we showed when we put our foot to the floor what we are capable of.

'That will be the same on Saturday. We know it will be tough and they will be organised and playing for their first victory but we are playing for three points to stay near the top of the table.'


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Norwich's promotion rivals, Nottingham Forest, remain the only side to have beaten the Seasiders by more than a one goal margin this campaign.

'I am well aware they are not getting smashed five or six every week,' said Adams. 'For me, it doesn't hold any fears whether you play the top or the bottom. We're well aware we won't be going up there and it'll be a case of, 'How many are we going to score?' We'll have to earn that right and take care of a team fighting for every point in the same manner as us, albeit for different reasons. They got a respectable draw away from home last week and a lot of people have said that they don't really deserve the results they've had.'

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