Norwich City boss Neil Adams targets six points from trips to Cardiff and Brentford

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

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

Norwich City are facing two Championship away games in the space of four days but manager Neil Adams is sure he has a squad strong enough to return home with six points.

The Canaries start with a trip to fellow promotion hopefuls Cardiff City tomorrow and then move on to newly-promoted Brentford on Tuesday night.

But when asked if he would take four points if it was offered to him ahead of the two games, Adams said he has his sights set higher than that.

'No, I'll take six,' the City boss said emphatically. 'I think that has to be the philosophy, that's not trying to be clever or flippant because it won't look too clever if we end up with less than that.

'But we go to Cardiff and to Brentford trying to win the games. If it ends up as four points or three points then that's what it will be but we'll be going for six.'

Cardiff have won two and drawn two of their opening five matches back in the Championship since relegation from the Premier League alongside the Canaries, to sit ninth in the table, two points and five places below City.

The Bluebirds' two wins have come from their two home games, winning 3-1 against Huddersfield and 1-0 against Wigan, so Adams knows his team will need to be on top of their game in South Wales tomorrow.

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'It'll be a tough game, they were a Premier League team similar to ourselves last season, we know they are capable of winning games,' he continued.

'We've obviously watched all their games and we know they've got threats, they've got some good players.

'We've got plenty of good players ourselves, we'll go there to win the game as we always will and we'll be ready for what we are going to come up against.

'We're certainly confident going there and I think we should be after the start we have had to the season, but we'll show Cardiff the respect they deserve and we'll be going there to win.'

Although the other relegated side, Fulham, have only managed to pick up one point from their opening five matches, Adams is sure that recent top-tier experience will stand the three clubs in good stead.

'I think naturally, similar to ourselves and Fulham, even though Fulham haven't started so well, the players that remain there played Premier League last year so are bound to be tough opposition,' Adams added.

'I expect them to be well organised, as Ole gets his teams, and we'll know what they'll cause in terms of a threat but we have to be ready for that. It'll be a tough game, I've no doubt, but we're confident we can take care of teams if we're at it.'

For a full preview of tomorrow's match, including Adams' views on former Canaries trio David Marshall, Tom Adeyemi and Anthony Pilkington, see tomorrow's Eastern Daily Press – including a 16-page Pink Un supplement – or Norwich Evening News.