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CITY v BOLTON: THE MANAGER'S REACTION

31 October 2014

Canaries boss 'delighted' to get three points on the board

NEIL Adams spoke of his relief after Norwich City ended their winless run with a 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers on Friday night.

Cameron Jerome struck in each half to earn the Canaries a merited three points at Carrow Road.

“We all needed it,” Adams admitted after the final whistle.

“It’s been frustrating for me to sit here in front of you and the other guys when you’re only getting a point for your efforts or even none. We’ve deserved more.

“Tonight, it was a solid performance. We could have won more comfortably but I think finally we got what we deserved.

“I give credit to Bolton because they had good spells of possession, but countering that I thought we were very good defensively. Our shape was good and we looked very lively on the break.”

Gary O’Neil made his first league start for the Club and Adams praised his influence in a strong midfield performance alongside Alex Tettey and Jonny Howson.

“He’s cool and composed and calm on the ball. He never seems flustered. He’ll take the ball anywhere, he uses it quickly and his passing is crisp,” he added.

“I thought his set play deliveries were very good and I didn’t really want to take him off, but he was on a yellow card and he’d had a warning. I thought he was excellent again today.

“It’s about getting the result and certainly the character and the desire of the players to win was excellent.”

City’s manager confirmed after the game that Elliott Bennett is close to agreeing a short-term loan move to his former employers Brighton & Hove Albion.

“I think it would be good for all parties. He needs to be playing, he’s not in the 18 at the moment,” he revealed.

“It’s to get him an opportunity to play. Elliott’s fine, he deserves a chance to play first team football and obviously it’s at his former club, so it will suit him well.”

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