Norwich City were desperate to give a reaction to their Hillsborough hammering – but in the end Yanic Wildschut was left the rue the one that got away for the Canaries at Bristol City
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Norwich City were desperate to give a reaction to Saturday's Sheffield mauling – but they couldn't quite seal the deal in Bristol.
A first Canaries goal for January signing Yanic Wildschut should have been enough for City to pick up a much needed Championship win at Bristol City, but Bailey Wright's equaliser 12 minutes from time earned their struggling hosts a point their second-half fight deserved.
'Since I've been here the vibe in the dressing room has been really good,' said the £7m signing from Wigan.
'I haven't really seen anything different. I know last week was a blow, getting beat 5-1, but everybody worked hard in training the days after because we knew a big result was needed here.
'Unfortunately we couldn't get a win but we got a point and so we haven't gone home empty-handed. It's not good enough, because we should've won but we go again on Saturday (at home to Blackburn).
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'In the first half we had some good chances and should've scored more goals – and after that you know it's going to be hard.
'We played the same game with Wigan at the beginning of the season here, long balls, and I think with a bit of luck we would've stopped the goal. We should blame ourselves for not scoring more.
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'This was a real Championship game and sometimes you have to do the hard work.
'We know we can play really good, but we were asked to defend and they have a big team.
'We showed some good football in the first half. We are honest and we did our best.
'Everyone wants to play for the team and the club, so I think everybody tried their best and yes, 1-1 was the result but hopefully we can turn it round on Saturday and get the three points.'
Wildschut took his first-half chance with aplomb but others before the break went begging, especially when Steven Naismith found himself clean through on goal.
'We should only worry if we're not creating anymore chances,' added Wildschut. 'There were some good chances, some good runs and with just a bit more luck we'd have scored again and then the game was gone.
'In the second half, we knew what was going to happen. Besides the goal I thought we did well and had some great saves from the goalie as well. We're disappointed we didn't get the win but everyone is focused on Saturday now.'