Support returning for Alex Neil as Norwich City fans start to see light at end of the tunnel

Some autograph hunters were keen to get the signature of Norwich boss Alex Neil at Cardiff.
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Some autograph hunters were keen to get the signature of Norwich boss Alex Neil at Cardiff. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil is starting to win back support from Norwich City fans but, by his own admission, he still has work to do.

Following his team's atrocious run of eight defeats in 10 games at the end of last year there was a clamour for the Scot to be handed his P45.

That was illustrated by our online poll, which attracted over 10,900 votes and saw 93 per cent calling for the Canaries to change their manager.

The City directors stood by the man who led the club to Wembley glory in 2015 though and have been rewarded for their loyalty.

Four wins and two draws from the seven league games which followed the 3-1 defeat at Reading on Boxing Day has lifted Neil's team back into the battle for a play-off place.

The Canaries boss was even nominated for the Championship Manager of the Month award for January for the upturn in form, although was pipped to the prize by Reading boss Jaap Stam.

So we decided it was time for another poll, to gauge the feeling among fans following the latest twist on the Norwich City roller-coaster ride, offering a slice of humble pie.


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Not everyone has the taste for that particular delicacy just yet though, with the majority of people (56pc) saying they are yet to be convinced if Neil is the man to bring success to Carrow Road.

Of over 2,000 people casting a vote, 18pc admitted they had been proved wrong but a stubborn 26pc still believe a new man is needed in the hot-seat.

Those results tally with the views of the man himself, speaking earlier this week about support from fans, saying: 'I am not naive and think everything is fine. From the fans' point of view there are still a lot of them unconvinced.'

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That was ahead of Tuesday night's 2-2 draw at lowly Wigan, seen by many as two points dropped after allowing a 1-0 lead to slip. However, that also extended his team's unbeaten run to four matches, an upturn which means light is again at the end of the tunnel.

Results as of 5pm yesterday, view the latest results and cast your vote in the poll above.

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