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NEIL ADAMS ON... FIVE TALKING POINTS AHEAD OF 'BORO

3 November 2014

City's manager previews Tuesday's game at the Riverside

NEIL ADAMS ON...

... TAKING THE GAME TO MIDDLESBROUGH
"We know that on our day, if our players perform in the way they have for the whole season, we can beat anybody and we’re confident we can go to Middlesbrough and win the game.


"I watched them on Saturday, they’re a good side, but we’re confident. Any team we come up against, we know that we’ll get at them and have a real good go at it. With the players we’ve got, we’ll be organised, we’ll be ready, we know what Middlesbrough are about in the same manner that they will us."

... THE FORM OF CAMERON JEROME
"I’m delighted with him. As I said at the time, when the chance came to sign him it was a no-brainer for me because of what he brings to a football pitch – power, pace and goals. He brings more than that as well though, he has that endeavour and desire, so even when he isn’t scoring goals he can be a big threat.

"(On his slight injury picked up against Bolton) "He was fine on the night, it was just a contact injury. The form he’s in, it would take a lot to keep him out. He’ll be ok, and everyone else has come through."


... HIS FINAL BOLTON REFLECTIONS
"Sometimes it’s interesting when you give an opinion of the game, I think most managers would tend to air on the side of caution, but I look back on it and we actually played quite a bit better than I thought.

"The key was to win the game and to get back on the winning track. We’ve said many times that we’ve been playing well enough, but we needed to get a result on Friday. I think everybody would agree that we deserved that.

... THE COMPETITIVE NATURE OF THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
"Middlesbrough are one of a number of teams up there. It will be about the teams who go on a run now, somebody, and hopefully it’s us, has got to go and put a run together and try and put a little bit of distance.


There are that many teams – one result can propel a team into the top two, and similarly a couple of bad results can send you plummeting. We’re confident – they are two tough games, no doubt about that, but they don’t hold any fear for us."

... ELLIOTT BENNETT'S MOVE TO BRIGHTON
"There are benefits for both. We’ve got a player there who needs game time, and the benefit for him is obviously that he’s going to be getting that game time. It’s his former club, I’m sure he will be well received down there.

"It’s for a month and it suits everybody because Elliott wasn’t in the 18 for the last few games, so it makes sense. He’s an excellent professional who needs to be playing."

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