Reading test can not come quickly enough for Norwich City’s Neil Adams
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Neil Adams insisted his Norwich City players can not wait to get at Reading after dismantling Millwall in a Boxing Day 6-1 romp at Carrow Road.
The Canaries head to Berkshire on Sunday buoyed by another freescoring home display to remain firmly in touch with their promotion rivals ahead of the final game of 2014.
Steven Whittaker and Cameron Jerome pounced before the interval and Bradley Johnson and Gary Hooper weighed in with braces in boost City's favourable goal difference.
'I am sure you can imagine the changing room is a happy place,' said Adams. 'They have the satisfaction of knowing they did their jobs well. A lot of teams will not welcome another game so soon after on Sunday. After a performance like that we can't wait.
'Reading's confidence might be low but they have brought in a vastly experienced manager in Steve Clarke, one of the top boys in the game, and we know what can happen in this division if you are not at it. The form and the confidence we have in the squad we can there believing we can win. We are more than capable of beating any team. We should have won at Derby last time out away and we'll give them respect.'
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Alex Tettey (knee) and Carlos Cuellar (knee) are major injury doubts with Tettey missing out against the Lions and Cuellar forced to exit in the closing stages after City had made all three substitutions.
'Alex had a swollen knee after the previous game and it is a little bit of a concern. It normally goes down after two or three days when he gets that but it was still quite swollen on Thursday we'll keep our fingers crossed. He'll come with us but at this stage he must be classified as a big doubt. Carlos is a big concern for Sunday. His calf is tight and another who would be doubtful now. What we didn't want to do was keep him on with the game already won even though we'd made the changes.
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'This is where the use of the squad comes into it. There might be players I leave out on Sunday who played particularly well or if someone is not feeling great or can only play at 80%. We'll take 22 to Reading and we'll see how they recover.'