Two-goal ace Cameron Jerome urges Norwich City fans to ‘relax’ and trust in their team

Cameron Jerome of Norwich scores his sides first goal and celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship

Cameron Jerome of Norwich scores his sides first goal and celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

After being the two-goal hero in an important win for his side, it would not have been surprising if Cameron Jerome was feeling excited but Norwich City's top scorer is not getting carried away.

The experienced striker knows there is still an awful lot of football to be played before the Canaries can achieve real success this season.

Jerome scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season in Friday's 2-1 win against Bolton at Carrow Road, ending a run of five games without a win for Neil Adams' side.

The tall 29-year-old had not been worried though, saying: 'It's nice to get three points and to get back to winning ways. I think a lot of people are making more of it than what it is, you're always going to have your ups and downs and inconsistencies throughout the season, so us having our little blip now has probably done us good.

'We've come out the other end still top of the league (City were joint top ahead of Saturday's games), so that goes to show how well we've actually done. So I think everyone needs to relax.

'We're just concentrating on what we've got in our dressing room, the gaffer keeps emphasising that and if we keep turning up and churning out the performances, we'll get the results.'

Jerome is practising what he preaches as well, replying to a question about his good form in an extremely relaxed manner.

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'It's okay, obviously I'm happy to contribute to the team whether I'm scoring goals, creating goals or just causing problems and being a menace,' Jerome replied. 'As long as the team are benefitting from it and I'm doing my job, I'll always be staking a claim to be in the side.'

The Canaries now face a real test of their promotion credentials this week, with a trip to Middlesbrough tomorrow night and Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Jerome is confident City can prove their quality against the fellow promotion hopefuls though, with leaders Watford now three points ahead of City.

'I think it's time for us to take some games by the scruff of the neck and really show people what a good side we are,' Jerome added.

'Dare I say, the teams are at home and they are not going to sit back and put 10 men behind the ball to make it difficult for us, if they go to-to-toe with us then I think we've got enough quality in our dressing room to undo those sides.'