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JONNY HOWSON: TIME FOR FOCUS

24 April 2015

Midfielder looking to bounce back with Millers victory

JONNY Howson has inisisted the Norwich City squad will have their full attention on the task in the hand when they travel to Rotherham United on Saturday (3pm).

With just two games of the regular Sky Bet Championship season remaining, the Canaries find themselves partly reliant on results elsewhere if they are to secure an automatic promotion position.

However, the midfielder knows the importance of looking after their own business first, and told the media at Colney on Friday morning: "Our focus is on Rotherham, because it’s going to be a difficult game.

"It’s the only thing we can affect at this minute in time. There are no easy games in the Championship, especially at this stage of the season.

"We know their situation, and that they need the win just as much as us. We’ve got to go there and perform to the best of our abilities.

"If we can do that at this stage of the season then hopefully it will be enough."

Last Friday's defeat to Middlesbrough brought an end to five straight league wins for Alex Neil's side, and saw the Teesside outfit leapfrog City in the process.

Howson expects further twists in the closing stages of the campaign, commenting: "It's been a crazy season but an exciting one as well, which sums up the Championship.

"If you hit form you soon climb the table. On the other hand, if you struggle then you can find yourself in trouble.

"Everyone's winning but things happen unexpectedly in football. We've got to give ourselves the best chance possible, and the only way we do that is by going to Rotherham and picking up three points.

"They're fighting for their lives, so we're going to have to be right at it."

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