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2 December 2016

City return to Carrow Road to face Brentford

ALEX Neil insists that hard work will be the main factor in ultimately turning City's fortunes around.

The Canaries welcome Brentford to Carrow Road on Saturday (3pm) looking to end a dire run of form that has seen them defeated in their last five Sky Bet Championship matches.

Addressing Norwich City TV ahead of the weekend, Neil said: "We need to show fight and passion, do all of the ugly side of the game really well.

"We've got natural quality within the team, but if you don't do all the other parts right, then sometimes that quality doesn't get a chance to shine.

"It should be the case all the time. There should be a natural motivation to win every game.

"I think we got back to that at Derby, we were unfortunate to lose that game, but there are still improvements to be made."

Dean Smith's Bees will be looking to see an upturn in their own results having picked up just one victory in their last eight league outings.

Neil remains wary of Saturday's visitors, though, adding: "They're busy, they get around the pitch and they've got a good brand of football.

"Scott Hogan is dangerous at the top end of the pitch, he's got good pace and movement.

"It's an important game for us, and an important game for Brentford because they haven't been on a good run of late.

"There have been a few teams in that mould. Fulham went on a really bad run, Huddersfield went on a bad run. It shows the unpredictability of the Championship."

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