Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass will not shy away from the critics
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Robert Snodgrass is strong enough to handle the flak as he strives to help push Norwich City up the Premier League table.
The Scottish international has come in for criticism from sections of the Canaries' support during the club's patchy start to the new campaign, but the 26-year-old is ready to come out fighting against Cardiff on Saturday.
'I'll keep going. That is one thing about myself. I will roll my sleeves up and keep pushing and I don't care what people say,' he said. 'My form has been a bit up and down to be honest. I've been so close to maybe three or four goals and then I could be in a different situation.
'I feel I am getting in the right positions and my physical stats are good. I'd like to add a few more goals and assists but sometimes that is out of my hands.
'When the gaffer went out and spent the money he did that brings extra pressure. The fans see what the club have spent and they have a right to criticise but I can promise them there is so much hard work going on behind-the-scenes.
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'We're a young squad with not a lot of old heads and we are striving every day to do the best for Norwich City. We know this is a fantastic club and a great set of fans but we also have a great set of players and I believe in them. When it comes together we will start to pick up results.'
Snodgrass believes last weekend's Premier League defeat to Arsenal was a marked improvement on their last trip to north London.
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'The fans showed us how they felt after the Tottenham game when we lost down there. They weren't happy with us and they were booing at the end of the game but after Arsenal they were clapping us,' he said. 'I think they can see it is coming together. The manager has made some signings and it is starting to gel.
'I know we need to start putting the ball in the back of the net. It isn't enough to say we are playing well and we need to be more clinical. The manager would be the first to tell you that. Winning a game is the object of every week that we prepare and every day we work hard at training. It just lifts everyone, whether it is 1-0 or 4-0.'