Norwich City must attack to prosper

Norwich City must continue with their attacking philosophy if they are to survive in the Premier League this season according to midfielder David Fox.

Following Saturday's 4-2 win over Newcastle, only the top five have scored more goals than the Canaries this season and the 28-year-old wants his side to continue playing to their strengths.

While City are looking to improve defensively having yet to keep a clean sheet this season, Fox believes their attacking capabilities could see the club achieve their main target of preserving their top-flight status this season.

'We always think that we can score against anyone,' said the former Colchester man, who played a key role in anchoring the City midfield diamond against the Magpies last weekend. 'We like to try and score goals and try and attack teams – I think you've got to do that at home.'

With Grant Holt and Steve Morison both sitting on six goals apiece City have proved they can provide the ammunition for their strikers to open up Premier League defences.

Paul Lambert's men will be working to cut out the individual mistakes at the back that have cost them on several occasions but Fox believes City must maintain their potency going forward.

'Teams that can score goals will stay in the Premier League. We hope to shore things up at the back a bit but at the same time we've got to try and score goals.'

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Fox also revealed he thinks the Carrow Road faithful have played a major part in the club's impressive start to the season.

Fans were out in force again for the visit of Newcastle with the attendance of 26,816 eclipsing anything seen at Carrow Road since 1983.

Having lost just two of their eight home matches so far, Fox believes that other Premier League teams are not relishing the prospect of a visit to Norfolk.

'It's a difficult place to come for teams – it's packed out every other week and it makes such a difference. The fans turn out in their numbers as always and we look to make the most of that.'

City will be looking for their second away win of the season when they travel to Everton on Saturday but Fox believes the club's home form will have a big impact on whether they can stay in the top-flight.

'You've got to keep on top of your home form to try and keep you in the league and that's what we're trying to do at the minute.'

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