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WHITTAKER LOOKING FORWARD TO CAMPAIGN AHEAD

23 July 2014

Defender hoping Adams can continue positive impact

STEVEN Whittaker believes that the improvement shown when Neil Adams took over the Canaries at the back end of last season is a sign of things to come.

City put on excellent displays against Liverpool and Chelsea in particular, but failed to register the points required to ensure another year of Premier League football.

“I think the performances did improve but we didn’t get those results we needed against some very good teams so we fell a little bit short,” said the Scotland international while away with the squad on their pre-season trip to Italy.

“We knew it was make-or-break time when Neil came in last season and we tried to give it a good bash.

“I am looking forward to working with the manager for the whole of this season and hopefully it can be a success.”

City won 13-0 in their only game in the Aosta Valley up to now, but Whittaker insists the focus will always be on being fully prepared for the start of the competitive campaign.

“The only thing that matters is we get off to a flying start,” he added when speaking to the Eastern Daily Press.

“We have all been part of pre-seasons when you might have won all the friendlies and you don’t start the season well and vice versa. The facilities here are excellent.

“We’re in a nice hotel and it’s a relaxed environment. It gives us a lot of time to come away and be with the rest of the boys which is good for morale. It’s definitely a worthwhile exercise.”


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