Norwich City chief Neil Adams strives to avoid a Capital One Cup hangover
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Neil Adams is warning his Norwich City players to forget any Capital One Cup hangover as they gear up for a Championship trip to Blackpool.
The Canaries' seven-match unbeaten run ended in abrupt fashion at League Two Shrewsbury in a 1-0 cup exit.
Adams made 11 changes for the trip to Shropshire but his task now is to ensure a cup setback does not have an adverse impact on their promotion push.
'We don't (want a hangover). Absolutely not,' he said. 'We wanted to keep that unbeaten run going. It's the League Cup, it's not a nice feeling, but although we are bitterly disappointed the priority for me and my coaching staff is to get it right over these next couple of days and to make sure we are firing on all cylinders for Blackpool. If there is going to be one win this week then of course we want it to be Saturday.
'We have started well and we have to keep that going. We have a long trip to Blackpool and then two home games before the next international break so we have to keep that momentum going. We're not looking at (Nottingham) Forest or any other team for that matter.
'We know the games we have coming up, we know we have to win those and that is all that concerns me and we will approach every game with an attacking mentality looking to win each game.'
Adams will be able to draft the likes of Cameron Jerome and Lewis Grabban back into the squad for the weekend's league trip to Bloomfield Road, with both featuring heavily at the top of the early season goalscoring charts, alongside the likes of Nottingham Forest's prolific frontman Britt Assombalonga.
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'Cameron has done fantastically well for us,' said Adams. 'To score six goals in five games speaks for itself. He has worked really hard and is looking really sharp at the minute and hopefully he has plenty more goals in him.
'You can't totally rely on one player. The likes of Cameron and Lewis and Assombalonga have started well but I am pleased by the goals we have scored in other areas, like midfield. I don't want to pin the onus on one player.'