Norwich City will be a force to be reckoned with this season, insists Josh Murphy
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Norwich City winger Josh Murphy insists it is only a matter of time before the Canaries are 'a force to be reckoned with' this season.
The 22-year-old has pleaded for fans' patience despite an indifferent start to the season with Daniel Farke's side claiming one win from their opening five league games.
An unprecedented amount of change has taken place at Carrow Road this summer in terms of the playing squad and Murphy hopes supporters can see it is a work in progress.
'There's no way this team should not be up there this year because we all feel that we are capable of that,' said Murphy. 'The fans have got to stick with us.
'I saw that they were excited about the change and they need to buy into it. It's not going to happen after a couple of weeks, it's going to take a few months and once it clicks, I think we'll be a force to be reckoned with.'
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City entertain Birmingham City at Carrow Road on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) and Murphy believes it is a case of cutting out the individual errors to ensure Norwich can start climbing the Championship table.
'Like all good things, it won't happen overnight. It's a work in progress,' he told the club's official website. 'Despite the results, obviously it's a results-based business, but if you break it down and look at how we've played, we've done well.
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'It's just individual errors which have cost us and that makes things look a lot worse. We feel like we've played good football so far this year but we just need to tweak a couple of areas in our game and then we'll be completely fine.'
Murphy has at least been one of the few bright sparks to have emerged so far this season, emerging from his brother Jacob's shadow following his £12m move to Newcastle United this summer.
'I'm just happy that I'm playing because as I've always said when I'm on the pitch I'm capable of changing the game and getting some goals and assists to help the team.
'It's just about finding that consistency now where I can just score the goals, help the team out and do my defensive job.'