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GARY O'NEIL: WE MUST IMPROVE

6 February 2016

Midfielder looking for turn in City form

GARY O'Neil says Norwich City have to improve quickly following a 2-0 reverse at Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

A header from Joleon Lescott put the home side in front just before half-time, ahead of Gabriel Agbonlahor's strike in the second period consigning Alex Neil's men to a fifth straight league defeat.

Such form, coupled with results elsewhere, saw the Canaries drop into the bottom three and O'Neil told Norwich City TV: "We're obviously bitterly disappointed with how things went.

"You'll struggle to pick up points conceding the goals that we did. We had a chat at half-time then gave ourselves a mountain to climb.

"It's down to players to secure their place in the team. The fact it's changed quite often points to the fact we haven't done well enough."

O'Neil called for an immediate reaction when City host West Ham United next weekend; a side the midfielder represented from 2011 to 2013.

"The aim is still the same, we'll go out and try to win the game," the 32-year-old said.

"We can't affect the five defeats which have just gone. All we can do is move on to West Ham and give everything we've got to try and get the three points.

"That's the approach we'll be taking into every game until the end of the season."



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