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4 March 2015

Midfielder looking for a reaction to Latics loss

JONNY Howson wants Norwich City to move on quickly from the disappointment of Wednesday night's 1-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic at Carrow Road.

City went into the contest knowing a win would lift them into the automatic promotion places in the Sky Bet Championship, but a solitary strike from Kim Bo-Kyung saw the Latics take all three points.

The result leaves the Canaries in fifth with 11 matches of the regular campaign remaining, and after the game Howson told Norwich City TV: "We're bitterly disappointed as we knew the outcome if we'd won the game.

"I don't think we were our usual selves. They got the early goal and frustrated us; it gave them something to hang onto.

"They're struggling and fighting for their lives, which you could see with the way they played. They got men behind the ball, and were hard to break down.

"That was their gameplan, and it came off for them. It's not the best we've been on the ball in recent weeks and they were well organised."

The 26-year-old midfielder knows his side are likely to face an equally stern test this weekend when they travel to face strugglers Millwall at The Den.

Howson believes City can learn from their latest result, commenting: "These things happen in football, and it's about how we react because we've got a similar team fighting for their lives on Saturday.

"If you're honest with yourself you know if you've done enough or not, and we're an honest bunch of lads. Ultimately, at this stage, it's about picking up three points, and we've not done that.

"There are a fair few games to go and it would be nice to be second but we're still in with a chance. We've been taking it one game at a time since the new manager came in, and if you want to achieve success in football it's never easy."

Derby County, Saturday March 14, 3pm


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