Norwich City’s Neil Adams is happy for Championship rivals to play follow the leader

Norwich manager Neil Adams saw another side to the Canaries at Blackpool. Picture by Paul Chesterton

Norwich manager Neil Adams saw another side to the Canaries at Blackpool. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams' Norwich City is the envy of the Championship, and that is just how he likes it.

City powered to the top of the table with a trademark comeback win against Blackpool after late strikes from Lewis Grabban and Josh Murphy sealed the victory at Bloomfield Road. Tangerines' centre back Donervon Daniels headed Nathan Redmond's corner past ex-City academy keeper Joe Lewis to cancel out Nathan Delfouneso's early second half strike and ensure Norwich moved above Nottingham Forest for a third stint at the top this season.

Adams brushed off any added pressure that comes with leading the pack, as Charlton prepare to take the first shot at toppling his side on Tuesdday night.

'It's a long way to go but of course every other team in the division would want to swap places with us,' he said. 'We were top for about three hours at Ipswich and then a day so it's nice we've got a weekend to enjoy it. There are plenty of good teams in this division but if you offered me top spot after nine games I wouldn't turn it down. It's nice to be top.

'It feels very good to be at the top and that is obviously where we want to be, but we've only just started the season now.

'We play Charlton on Tuesday and would they approach the game any differently if we were sat in second? Probably not. They will come to us with whatever game plan and if you are at the top perhaps you do get that extra bit of respect, but you also know what comes with that. We are there to be shot down.'

City's attacking potency remained another constant of Adams' early reign.

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'We have goals in us. We've scored another three here when we've certainly had other games where we've created more chances and not scored as many,' he said. 'It is always good to know once we put our foot down and change through the gears we are capable of causing teams a problem.

'It says everything about the spirit and the players we have here now. We talk about it on a weekly basis but the players are hungry and they have the quality.

'The work rate is there and eventually your quality on the ball gives you that opportunity to win these games.'

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