Norwich City’s away support have not been short-changed this season
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Norwich City have some making up to do with the Canaries' away support, but Neil Adams believes those travelling fans have not been short-changed on the road this season.
City head to Nottingham Forest on Saturday fresh a 4-0 Championship defeat at Middlesbrough which contrasted sharply to a series of stirring away wins served up earlier this season.
'We had 500-odd fans (at Middlesbrough) that deserved better and we know that for sure. It was fantastic support,' said Adams. 'Now it's about a reaction and I know that can be seen as a cliché in football but this is about how we bounce back.
'The respect for the fans is always there and they did not have a happy night. We hope to put that right, but we've had a good few enjoyable away days and longer trips for them if I think back to Blackpool and Cardiff as well as Brentford and Ipswich.'
Adams endured a second painful viewing of City's no-show on Teesside.
'Win, lose or draw you have to put yourself through it and watch the game again, particularly the goals and how they have come about,' he said. 'We were too open. You always want to cause a threat to the opposition but for one of the only times this season Middlesbrough looked like they would create something each time they got in our final third. You can look at individual defensive mistakes, of which there were many, but we have to stop that at source and make ourselves more difficult to break down while maintaining our philosophy to win games.'
Striker Gary Hooper was a second half arrival at the Riverside.
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'He deserved his chance. I thought he did okay and he got hold of the ball, which is what he is good at,' said Adams. 'He will secure the ball, but he is a goalscorer. He is a penalty area player and if there is a chance he will take it so we need to give him those chances.'