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27 December 2014

Adams reflects on Millwall and looks ahead to Reading

NEIL Adams wants the momentum to keep on rolling for his Norwich City side.

The Canaries produced a dominant display to beat Millwall 6-1 on Boxing Day and extend their unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship to four matches.

Ahead of their next encounter with Reading on Sunday, their manager is looking to see his side keep up the good work by adding more points to their tally.

“Absolutely. We’ve just got to keep this momentum going now and keep winning games,” he told Norwich City TV.

“Not a lot has changed. The only thing that has is points and victories. We’re at the halfway stage and we’ve played badly, not up to standard, in probably two games.

“We have thrown points away at home but a lot of those games could have been quite easily different. Against Millwall, we got ourselves in front and we never look back.

“I don’t want to be disrespectful to Ollie (Ian Holloway) or his team, but we could have got and probably should have got double figures. It’s a 6-1 home win though and of course we’re delighted."

Adams admits he had one eye on the trip to the Madejski Stadium when making his second half substitutions, with Cameron Jerome, Gary O’Neil and Bradley Johnson all withdrawn.

“It was a nice luxury to have. Obviously the game was done, and then you’re looking at who you can rest up,” he said.

“We’ll take probably 22 players down to Reading, and that’s the beauty of it. If anybody’s not really at it or not fit enough to play, then we can put players in that will be fresh.

“We’ll have a headcount – one or two have got knocks, you saw Carlos Cuellar coming off when we’d made our substitutions. He’s now a doubt, but the pleasing thing is that we should be able to put out a strong team.”

City were booed off by the home supporters when they last played Reading following a 2-1 defeat just a month ago at Carrow Road.

Adams says giving those fans something to cheer on Sunday will be part of his team’s incentive to win.

“We learned a lot. Obviously we weren’t good enough on the day to win the game. It was particularly hard to take and the fans let their feelings known at the end of it, and rightly so,” he added.

“It would be nice to pay them back. I know they’ll be a lot of fans down there, it’s important that we win the game but particularly it’s ironic that we’re playing them so soon.

“Of course we’ll be doing everything we can to put points on the board and to send the supporters home happy this time.”

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