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FOREST 2-1 CITY: THE MANAGER'S REACTION

8 November 2014

Neil Adams on 'galling' loss at Nottingham Forest

NORWICH City will come under the ‘spotlight’ after their 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest admits boss Neil Adams.

His team were leading 1-0 with just five minutes of normal time remaining, but late goals from Britt Assombalonga and Michail Antonio meant Forest snatched the three points in dramatic scenes late on at the City Ground.

“The spotlight shines on us all – manager, coaches, players, the lot because what we can’t do is produce performances like that for the vast majority of the game and then throw it away,” Adams told Norwich City TV after the final whistle.

“It wasn’t good enough, it goes without saying. To be caught like we were, from our own corner kick with a couple of minutes of stoppage time left, it’s a sickening feeling.

“In 85 minutes there’s everything we want, a reaction and a response that we asked for from Tuesday night. If the whistle gets blown then, then we’re saying that we’ve done everything we can. Of course it’s all been pulled from under us in the manner it was.”

City’s run of form now sits at one win in seven league matches leading into a two-week break for internationals.

With consecutive home games to follow later in the month against Brighton and Reading, Adams knows that his team need to start picking up results quickly.

“It’s not nice with the international break coming up, having come here and gone home empty handed,” he said.

“We’ve got to start winning games. We’ve got to get back on track and back up that table, because it’s not nice at all, and it’s galling today, having been pleased with so much of it, it’s just been thrown away.

“The vast majority of the players will be going away, there’s work to do of course and there will be work to do when they’re back as well.”

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