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14:00 18th March 2016

by Ben Mouncer

City take on West Bromwich Albion this weekend

ALEX Neil says his players are in confident mood leading into Saturday's Premier League game away to West Bromwich Albion (3pm). 

The Canaries haven't won since January 2 but head to The Hawthorns on the back of a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Champions League quarter-finalists Manchester City.

Neil believes it will help his team going into a season-defining run of games that they have exhibited plenty of positives signs in recent weeks, even if results haven't gone their way.

He told Norwich City TV: "Performances in the last five or six weeks have been good but we need to turn them into points.

"It will give the players confidence. They've looked confident this week and they've worked hard this week.

"The players know what they've got to do and they're all desperate to get into that starting eleven and make a difference.

"This set of games coming up is really important, starting on Saturday."

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West Brom have enjoyed some good form since the turn of the year, and are unbeaten on home turf in 2016 after a 1-0 victory over Manchester United last time out.

Considering his approach to Saturday's match, Neil added: "We've obviously got to take into consideration how they play and what their threats are.

"They dig out results. There are a few games I've watched where they haven't played particularly well, but they managed to grind a result out, like against Everton recently.

"43 per cent of their goals have come from set-pieces, so they're obviously a danger in that regard but we have to focus on what we're good at.

"We want to take the game to them. The first goal in this match will be crucial - both teams, when they've scored first, have got a good record."

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