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18 October 2014

Neil Adams reacts to disappointment against Fulham

NEIL Adams was honest in his assessment after Norwich City were beaten 1-0 by Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Sean Kavanagh’s first half strike won it for the hosts, with Lewis Grabban missing a spot-kick and Josh Murphy hitting the bar in an improved second half showing from City.

Their manager was disappointed with the lack of clear opportunities fashioned, though, and knows they need to improve against Leeds United on Tuesday.

"We can’t keep sitting here saying the same things all the time, the last three games particularly. We've done well enough to win games, we need to start winning them. It's as simple as that," a candid Adams said after the final whistle.

"You wanted to create more chances for the amount of ball we had, certainly. It's okay dominating the ball, but we asked them to move the ball quicker. We got crosses in, but genuine chances? We probably didn't create enough.

"There's pressure on us now because people will be looking at us and asking 'is that it'? It's a home game on Tuesday, and the pressure will be on us however Leeds play. We have to find the answers to win the game."

Adams admitted Grabban's spurned opportunity was an important point in the contest, the penalty awarded after Dan Burn felled Cameron Jerome in the box.

"If we score the goal, you'd think that we'd go on and win it. They are the fine margins – you don't score it and all of a sudden, you're up against it again," he added.

"I thought we moved the ball particularly well in the second half, but at the end of the day we have to get results, no matter how we get them.

"After 10 games of scoring goals and winning games, now I'm sure there will be question marks asked of us and it's down to us to dig ourselves back out of this and get ourselves back to doing what we were doing earlier on."

Wes Hoolahan was helped off the pitch in the second half with an ankle injury and Adams says the initial signs didn't look promising for the Republic of Ireland international.

"He's in a protective boot, obviously we'll have to look at him and scan him, but he said straight away that it wasn't a great one. Fingers crossed on that, but it doesn't look too good at the minute."

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