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1 October 2014

Defender says Rotherham game can't come quickly enough

STEVEN Whittaker is upbeat about the Canaries’ chances of getting back on track in the Sky Bet Championship when they face Rotherham United on Saturday (3pm).

Neil Adams’ team were beaten for only the second time in the league this season by Charlton Athletic at Carrow Road after Johnnie Jackson’s late goal against the run of play.

Scotland international full-back Whittaker is sure the rewards will come if most aspects of their performance on Tuesday night are repeated.

“I hope so if we play how we did in the second half. If we had taken our chances we could have gone on to win comfortably so hopefully we’ll do that,” he told Norwich City TV.

“The good thing about the Championship is that we’ve got a game in a few days’ time to try and put it right and get it out of our system as quickly as possible.

“I just think we need to take the positives. Losing the game was a big disappointment, but we take the positives from the game, and we dust ourselves down and get ready for the weekend.”

The 30-year-old says the run of the ball just wasn’t with City against a Charlton side who had set out with a clear game-plan designed to frustrate their opponents.

“They had a lot of men really deep, so we tried to get men forward, create space and make runs, and I think we made a good job of that, the ball just wouldn’t go in the net for us,” he said.

“It was just one of those days, especially in the second half – we had them camped in their own box.

“They came here to make it hard for us and frustrate us, but we had good possession, good play, crosses and chances, and on another day we could have won three or four but it wasn’t to be.”

Rotherham United - Carrow Road - Saturday October 4, 3pm

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