Norwich City’s Neil Adams is ready for transfer window madness
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Norwich City boss Neil Adams insists his verdict is final on who stays and who goes in next month's transfer window.
The Canaries' boss confirmed on Thursday he is under no pressure to offload any of his best performers, although Adams expects to fend off plenty of enquiries with the likes of John Ruddy, Nathan Redmond and Jonny Howson all set to attract interest.
Adams has reiterated he is only in the market for new blood as City look to force their way firmly back into the Championship promotion picture.
'We will approach January the same we did last summer. If we feel we need to strengthen the side we will and the board have given me that backing from day one,' he said. 'I'm pretty sure offers will come in for our players and when they do we will take them and deal with them. My message is the same as the start of the season, we will not sell unless I want to and then only if it's right for us and we can replace them with better ones.'
Ruddy was touted with a January transfer exit in recent days after being linked to Premier League Crystal Palace and England Under-21 starlet Redmond had previously featured in the gossip columns alongside Liverpool and Stoke.
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Adams is not interested in fuelling the speculation in his top stars over the coming weeks as he focuses on beating Huddersfield in the Championship this weekend.
'I won't comment on any names now,' he said. 'What we don't want to do is add to the speculation out there and do anything that might affect the players. Even if you deny things, never mind confirm them, it doesn't do a lot to stop it. We will be looking in the January window but I won't be commenting on any individual until they come through the door because that just encourages other clubs to take an interest. We will be active, we will be looking and by the same token if we get offers for our players we will be ready to deal with all of that.
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'Clearly the (Wigan) victory has lifted everybody because that is what we were striving to get. It's another good chance for us now, a home game, to go and follow that up because what we don't want to do is waste that win at Wigan. It will be fantastic for us if we carry on in that same manner.'