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30 August 2014

Adams content with overall placing after five games

NEIL Adams looked at the bigger picture of Norwich City’s positive start to life back in the Sky Bet Championship when speaking after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.

The point earned at Carrow Road set the Canaries in fourth place in the table heading into a two-week international break, and their boss is happy with how things have gone even if his team didn’t get the three points they desired against the Cherries.

“I wanted two more today, but ten points from five games, you have to be happy with that,” he said.

“If we keep that going until the end of the season, then we’ll be in the top two positions. There are other teams of course, but if you get two points a game you’re not going to be far off.

“I thought we dealt really well with Bournemouth, we kept the ball well and we were certainly on top especially in the second half, and you’re just waiting for that goal to come.

“I thought it would, but it didn’t. We got one point but we wanted three.”

After Lewis Grabban had opened the scoring against his former club, Adams admitted conceding the equaliser in first-half stoppage time was a blow to his side.

“They got a goal that kills us at half-time,” he added.

“We scored a great goal, and we looked like we’d get the second one and that would have been the game done and dusted I think. It gave us a bit of downer at half-time.

“I thought in the second half we generally dominated the game, although we didn’t really look like we were going to get a goal until the later stages. Overall, was it a fair result? It probably was.”

The summer transfer window closes at 11pm and Monday and Adams said he’s like to add more numbers to his defence going into their fortnight away from action.

“We need to try and strengthen the back line if we can,” he revealed.

“We’re ok now of course but we’re looking long-term if we pick up injuries and suspensions.”

On the break, he added: “It’s not good at all for managers. For players and supporters it’s great; there are ten internationals going which speaks volumes for the players, but you’re just waiting for those games to be done and for them all to come back fit and healthy.”

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