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HOWSON: IT'S ABOUT THE REACTION

28 December 2014

City midfielder reflects on Reading defeat

JONNY Howson is determined to shake off the disappointment of Norwich City’s 2-1 defeat to Reading at the Madejski Stadium as the Canaries finished 2014 on a frustrating note.

The visitors fell behind on 25 minutes when Hal Robson-Kanu stroked the Royals ahead from the spot, and found themselves two goals down at the interval courtesy of Simon Cox converting from a Glenn Murray cross.

They reduced the deficit with 19 minutes remaining through a stunning effort from Bradley Johnson, but were unable to rescue a point from the contest, and after the game Howson told Norwich City TV: “It’s obviously disappointing whenever you lose.

“We’ve had a few good results and good performances over the past few weeks, so it’s disappointing. It’s about how we react from this.

“We felt as if we never properly got going, but there wasn’t a lot in the game. It was difficult; they obviously got in front with two goals close together and shut up shop which frustrated us.

“Over some weeks it’s not just a case of results, we’ve also put in some very good performances. It’s disappointing we’ve dropped below that today but it’s about the reaction now.”



City’s seventh defeat of their Sky Bet Championship season leaves them three points shy of the play-off places following Watford’s 4-2 win at Cardiff, but the 26-year-old said: “For us now it’s happened, we can’t affect it, and we have to move on.

“Every season is different, and it matters where you are at the end. Whether we’re out of the top six until the last game of season and get in there and go up through the play-offs or are out of the top two and get in there in the last game, it doesn’t make a difference.

“It only matters where you are come that final game of the season.”


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