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28 July 2014

Attacking formula to stay says City manager

REPLICATING the attacking flair shown in their 5-1 victory over OGC Nice on Monday will be essential to Norwich City’s promotion charge according to boss Neil Adams.

The Canaries dazzled going forward at Carrow Road to send the first home crowd of the 2014-15 season home happy after a dominant win.

He admits his team’s approach won’t change once the competitive action gets underway.

“You have to get 80 points minimum in this league and you have to score 80 goals minimum to get up there, so it doesn’t take a genius to work out that you’ve got to create and score,” he commented.

“We’ve got to build a team and principles of play around that. I think people have seen that, certainly tonight.

“The key obviously is making sure we get the balance right. But if we can attack in the manner and with the tempo we did tonight, then obviously we’ll cause teams problems.”

Adams says he’s been pleased with his side’s preparations for the new campaign and is bullish about his ambitions.

“You’ve got to be confident, we’ve got a good group of players,” he added.

“We’ve got one or two niggling injuries at the minute, it will be better when they’ve cleared up, but certainly in the pre-season games we’ve had we’ve looked sharp and scored some good goals

“It was a good win and good work-out for us and there was some excellent play throughout the night.”

Full first-team debuts were handed to FA Youth Cup winners Reece Hall-Johnson, Kyle McFadden and Carlton Morris on a promising night all round for the Club.

“I know them, and it was great that we got five FA Youth Cup winners on at the end of the game tonight,” said Adams when talking to the press after the final whistle.

“It’s simple enough, if they’re good enough they’re old enough. It’s an old throwaway cliché I know, but if one of those is playing better than a senior, then I’d be a fool not to pick.”

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