Write us off if you want, roars Norwich City boss Alex Neil as the Premier League survival battle hots up
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'Let's finish the job' urged Alex Neil after Norwich City hauled themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone.
City's 1-0 win at West Brom, their first since January 2, coupled with a 1-1 draw in the north-east derby between Newcastle United and Sunderland made it the perfect weekend for the Canaries. Neil's men host both rivals at Carrow Road over the run-in and the Scot insists Norwich fear no-one in their path.
'I don't care if we have been written off. It doesn't bother me one way or the other. If we pick up some points then the doubters will soon change their tune,' he said. 'People probably see us as the smallest out of the three clubs but we are just as determined, if not more so, than they are to stay in this league. We will fight tooth and nail.
'I don't think the players have got what they deserved of late so I am delighted for them. It will give them a huge shot in the arm. People thinking Norwich are down or Norwich have given up are miles off the mark because we are ready for a fight.'
Norwich host Newcastle after the international break and Neil admitted it would have been a tough fortnight if they had not broken their 10-game winless league run at The Hawthorns.
'Yes, it would certainly have been a long two weeks for us, given we had not won for such a long time, which I kept getting reminded of,' he said. 'It is nice to put that to bed for a wee while and think about the next game. Our form at home is better than away and normally in the majority of games we have been playing better at home so there is no reason now when we play Newcastle and Sunderland we can't do the same.
'We have it well within our grasp to beat those two teams. It is up to us to keep ourselves in this league. The next games will dictate how big this win is.'
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