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8 November 2014

Midfielder still positive about City's prospects

GARY O’NEIL thinks Norwich City need to show their fighting qualities to turn their Sky Bet Championship form around.

Saturday’s last-gasp defeat at Nottingham Forest resulted in Neil Adams’ team dropping to tenth spot in the league table.

O’Neil admitted there will be some soul searching after a difficult week for the Club.

“We’ll have a look and we’ll ask some serious questions of each other,” he told Norwich City TV after the final whistle.

“We’ve got a great group of lads and a great coaching staff. There are no pointing fingers, we all take the blame.

“We’re not going to give up. We’re going to dig in and try and rectify it. The good thing with football is that there is always another game. It’s still very early in the season and there’s more than enough time and more than enough quality in the squad to get us back up.”

O’Neil regrets the defensive lapses that allowed Britt Assombalonga and then, deep into injury-time, Michail Antonio to deal a double blow to the Canaries at the City Ground.

“We’ve been conceding a lot of goals on the counter-attack, far too often for our liking,” he commented.

“It needs to be rectified as soon as possible, because I think if you look at the game, and I’m sick and tired of saying it, but there’s no way we deserved to lose.

“We felt comfortable throughout; they were huffing and puffing a little bit in the second half.

“To concede two goals from one big punt down the pitch and one of our corners – you wouldn’t get away with that in the youth team, let alone if you want to get back to the Premier League. We need to sort it out.”

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