Norwich City: ‘Canaries not doomed to drop’ – Neil Adams

Neil Adams Norwich City manager

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Norwich boss Neil Adams is adamant that his side are not destined to be relegated after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Fulham left them needing points from their nightmare run-in.

The Canaries were looking to pick up maximum points from their visit of West Brom on April 5 and Saturday’s trip to Craven Cottage against two sides embroiled in the fight to avoid relegation to the Championship.

However, after the club’s board pressed the panic button and sacked boss Chris Hughton following the 1-0 defeat to West Brom at Carrow Road, Adams’ first game at the helm also ended pointless against the Cottagers who now sit two points behind them in the final relegation place.

Norwich have four games remaining – home games against Liverpool and Arsenal either side of trips to Manchester United and Chelsea – leaving many onlookers feeling they will be lucky to pick up any more points this season.

But Adams does not see it that way and he firmly believes the players’ positive mentality can get them over the safety line.

“I don’t think there will be any negativity set in now. I have been in the job six or seven days and if that was going to surface I felt it would be at Fulham,” he said.

“People would have probably turned up wondering how we would perform or whether we had thrown the towel in.

“Anyone who was at the game would see we did anything but that. There was a lot of disappointment but with that same effort and commitment it can only be positive for us.

“If we do go behind we certainly showed the spirit is there. No heads went down. If anything they rolled up their sleeves and re-doubled their efforts.”

Norwich are 1.45 to be relegated, while rivals Fulham are 2.00, Sunderland 1.08 and Cardiff are 1.30.

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