We’ll learn from our shortcomings against Crystal Palace, says Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson

Jonny Howson fires an effort goalwards for Norwich against Palace. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IM

Jonny Howson fires an effort goalwards for Norwich against Palace. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Midfielder Jonny Howson insists it's too early in proceedings to be worried about the manner of Norwich City's season-opening defeat.

The Canaries dominated possession for large spells against Crystal Palace but wasted a host of chances on their way to a 3-1 loss. With critics already using the reverse as further proof to write off the yellows' survival chances, some supporters have also voiced concerns that similar promising performances may not yield a healthy points return as the campaign continues.

However, Howson is confident he and his colleagues will learn plenty from their shortfalls during the first game of their Premier League return.

The former Leeds United schemer said: 'I wouldn't say it's a concern how we lost. It's our first game and there were a lot of positives to take.

'I thought we started the game very well. We possibly did enough to get a goal while we were on top but we didn't. And it's what happens at this level. You come up against good sides who get one chance and put it away, possibly against the run of play. It's what happens at this level and we'll learn from that.

'The bottom line is about picking up points and getting enough. We'll learn from that, we move on, we'll review it and whatever has happened now has gone and we'll take what we can into Saturday.'

The 27-year-old, who recently signed a new four-year-deal at Carrow Road, believes the pain of relegation two seasons ago is still fueling City's fire to make their mark this time around.

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Howson added: 'We want to right a few wrongs. The majority of the squad's still here from when we went down. It's not a nice feeling, it's not something we want to go through again. We'll be giving it our all and hoping it's a different story.'