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30 August 2015

Midfielder says the team will stick together and move on.

GRAHAM Dorrans stressed the need to bounce back quickly following 10-man Norwich City's 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Southampton on Sunday.

The Canaries saw Steven Whittaker dismissed just after the half-hour mark for two bookable offences, before Graziano Pelle put the hosts in front on the stroke of half-time.

A quick-fire double from Dušan Tadić in the second period confirmed the defeat for Alex Neil's side, and after the game Dorrans told Norwich City TV: "We didn't start with the intensity we've shown in recent matches, and we paid the price.

"Even before we went down to 10 men I didn't feel we were playing that well. We weren't on it today, which was disappointing.

"At this level you get punished for that. We've got a break next week then we'll make sure we put it right in the next game."

Dorrans admitted the timing of Pelle's opener was crucial in the match's outcome, and added: "We were hoping to get to half-time at 0-0, but conceding the goal then hurt us.

"In the second half coming out at 1-0 down you can always get back into it, although their second killed the game. We're a team, so we'll stick together and move onto the next one.

"We have to put this behind us and get back to how we've been playing. It's been an alright start to the season for us, but we'll be working hard to put things right."

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