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30 September 2014

City's boss looking to move on from unfortunate defeat

NEIL Adams was determined to take the positives from Tuesday’s cruel 1-0 home defeat to Charlton Athletic and move on.

Johnnie Jackson scored an 86th-minute winner for the visitors after City had had the upper hand for the large majority of the game at Carrow Road.

City’s quality and endeavour in attack, along with the number of opportunities created but not taken, provided the main topic of discussion for Adams when talking to Norwich City TV after the final whistle.

“Overall the way we played tonight, you couldn’t really ask for much more other than sticking the ball in the net and ironically that’s not been a problem for us this season.

“Losing games is never easy but it’s even worse after a performance like tonight. That second half in particular we were camped in their half, and it was a typical breakaway goal.

“It wasn’t a case that we didn’t make chances, we did – we created numerous opportunities, we got in great crossing positions, good pockets of space and we got shots away, we just didn’t score.”

“I think everybody inside the ground, including the opposition, feel that we should have won that game tonight and we probably more than deserved to.”

Adams admitted that they won’t hold too much stock by the result heading into Saturday’s next home encounter against Rotherham United, where they will hope to add the clinical edge that turns performances into points.

“I think we just write it off. We’ll be honest with the players in there and we’ll be honest with you guys – if there was a cause for concern, we’ll say it,” he commented.

“You’ve got to take that one on the chin and hope for more of the same on Saturday, but with that goal that probably would have won us the game tonight.”

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