Robert Snodgrass puts out Norwich City rallying cry ahead of crunch Swansea clash
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Robert Snodgrass wants one collective effort from all of a Norwich City persuasion when Swansea visit Carrow Road to take the club a big step closer to Premier League survival.
Saturday's defeat at relegation-threatened Wigan brought the scrap to maintain top-flight status closer to City than has been the case for most of this season.
That means the visit of League Cup winners Swansea – who were promoted alongside Norwich in 2011 – has quickly become a key game for Chris Hughton's men.
While a run of one win in 14 top-flight games having scored just five Premier League goals in 2013 won't help the mood, the fact City's only away league win this term came in Wales with a thrilling 4-3 victory in December should give Norwich plenty of heart.
And winger Snodgrass hopes Carrow Road can provide an atmosphere to lead City on to 37 points and a step closer to guaranteeing Premier League football next season.
'Everybody needs to be pulling now,' said the Scot. 'We need a very busy, loud Carrow Road to edge us across that white line and try to get three points against Swansea.
'The way the Everton game was, they were willing us to try to get the ball in the back of the net and we need that ready for a big push now.'
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Four of City's remaining seven games will come at Carrow Road where they have only lost to Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.
'Our home games have been important but we'll not just turn up there and get results; we've got some tough games and there will be many twists and turns between now and the end of the season, we know that,' added Snodgrass.
'So it's up to us to stand up, puff our chests out and hopefully pick up more points than not.
'I can't stand here and say we will win every game from now until the end of the season, but we will give it our best shot.'
It already promises to be a tense run-in for the remainder of the season, but Snodgrass plans to keep his cool.
'We will believe we can win the games and we will give every ounce of energy we've got,' added the 25-year-old. 'We've had people putting their body on the line, blocked shots, people with cut heads and different things. It's not a lack of effort, that's one thing.
'The fans are obviously going to be frustrated because we're not scoring goals. They are the hardest thing you can do in a game, put the ball in the back of the net. For me personally, you try to affect the game, to get in those areas to try to get goals or try to set up others.
'I'm not worried. I'll just approach each game as it comes. We're still that comfortable three points as such, where you can lose a game. But we know we will get points from now until the end of the season. We believe in ourselves. If we don't believe then there is no point in being here.
'It's not about nerves or having to hold them. I just thinks it's a case that we can't affect any game by being nervous. We just need to try to put the ball in the back of the net and hopefully keep defending as well as we have been as a team, and score more than the opposition. It's simple.'