Players back under-fire boss
Norwich City players are 100pc behind under-fire manager Peter Grant, according to striker Chris Brown. Grant was pilloried on internet message boards after the lacklustre City performance at Wolves on Saturday, with many fans drawing parallels with the last days of the Nigel Worthington era almost exactly a year agoHowever, Brown says it's time for players to stick together and back the manager to prevent any repeats.
Norwich City players are 100pc behind under-fire manager Peter Grant, according to striker Chris Brown.
Grant was pilloried on internet message boards after the lacklustre City performance at Wolves on Saturday, with many fans drawing parallels with the last days of the Nigel Worthington era almost exactly a year ago
However, Brown says it's time for players to stick together and back the manager to prevent any repeats.
Asked whether the dressing room was behind Grant, Brown said: “Definitely. Everyone is being the manager and it is up to us at the end of the day to prove we are good enough to get out of the situation we are in. We have got to.”
Brown, dropped by Grant for the first time in the Championship this season, also insisted there were no divisions among the Canaries playing staff.
“I think we're together,” he said. “From a personal point of view I have come here and moved away from home and it is a happy ship, that is why I am settled at Norwich and the main reason for that is that I'm enjoying my football, enjoying playing with the players that are here.
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“I can't see it is an unhappy ship because everyone gets on really well, on and off the pitch.
“It is just time to start putting it together and playing a lot better.
“I think we can start that from all over the pitch. The main thing now is we stick together as a team, we all stick together on and off the pitch.
“We have two league game coming up that we have to win, as simple as that. It's a case of if we get three points and put in a good performance on the pitch it will pick our confidence up again and in two or three months time we could be thinking we have changed again - that we have gone from playing badly to being superb.
“Football is a strange game; next week we could go out and get three points, so that is what we have to look for and look forward to now.
“We have got to regroup. We have a week, even with the game Tuesday, so we have to make sure we stick together, that is what is important and hopefully it will come good next week.”
Brown watched from the sidelines as Grant went with David Strihavka, who had scored the winner against Crystal Palace the previous weekend, up front alongside Jamie Cureton.
“I think from the manager's point of view obviously it is about winning games,” said Brown. “He wanted to try different things. I spoke to him yesterday and I fully understood where he's coming from and the team is obviously more important.
“So I accept it and will get on and do as best as I can. It's a shame when I did come on it was in difficult circumstances, but at the minute the most important thing is the team and that's what the gaffer is looking at and I can't argue with that. I just have to prove now that I am worth a place in the team.”