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25 August 2014

Boss wants good form to continue in Capital One Cup

NEIL Adams insists changes to his team for Tuesday night’s visit of Crawley Town will not result in a change in emphasis.

The Canaries welcome the League One outfit to Carrow Road in the second round of the Capital One Cup (7.45pm).

City’s manager confirmed some of the squad members who haven’t featured as heavily over the course of the past three weeks will get minutes, but he isn’t taking the game lightly.

“It’s a great opportunity to give one or two the chance to go and show us what they can do, but we will certainly treat the game and the opposition with the respect they deserve,” he told

“It isn’t going to be a completely changed team; I think the players that we put out there will show that they want to win.

“Obviously we’ll have to have one eye on Bournemouth, which is the priority, but you want to win games and we’ll want to win on Tuesday.”

Adams is wary that Crawley, who knocked City’s East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town out in round one, will be keen to upset the odds once again.

“The thing you get from any team, but particularly teams that are in a lower division than you, is that they have nothing to lose,” he added.

“They see it as an opportunity to go and make a name for themselves, and what will happen is we will lose the game if we don’t treat it properly, guaranteed.

“We’ll treat it right, we’ll prepare right – yes we will make changes for it, but make no mistake we want to win.”

When asked whether a victory would be important for momentum, Adams responded: “Absolutely. Everybody says that losing games becomes a habit, but winning games becomes a habit too.

“What we don’t want to do is lose a game then come back to the league. You can’t pick and choose your times to turn it on and off, so let’s win as many as we can and keep this run going.”

Crawley Town - Capital One Cup, 2nd Round
Tuesday 26 August, 7:45pm

Adults: £10, Under 17s: £1

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