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4 March 2016

Canaries visit Wales in the Barclays Premier League

ALEX Neil is hopeful that the Canaries can finally get the win he feels they deserve when they face Swansea City on Saturday (3pm).

City travel to South Wales searching for their first victory in over two months against a Swans side boosted by their shock midweek win away at title-chasing Arsenal.

Speaking to Norwich City TV on Friday, Neil stated his satisfaction at how well his team have performed in recent games against West Ham United, Leicester City and Chelsea.

He said: "Obviously in terms of winning games we're not in good form, but performance-wise it's been promising. We've made little alterations to the team, not huge tinkering because of the fact that they're playing well.

"We're hoping that we can go to Swansea and put in another good performance, but this time get the result to back it up.

"They're putting everything they've got into the games. What we need is a little bit of fortune to get across the line. That would build our confidence and belief going into the remaining games."

City have sold out their allocation for one of the longest trips of the season on Saturday, and Neil hailed the club's supporters for their loyalty over a difficult run.

"The away fans in particular have been absolutely magnificent since I've been here. They're always in fine voice regardless where we go," he added.

"It's tough when you see how far they travel to support their team - we haven't given them much to shout about recently. I'm really hoping that changes particularly for them."

Assessing their opponents' season, Neil added: "They lost Wilfried Bony, which was a huge blow to them. When you take 15-20 goals out of the team, it's always going to have a damaging effect.

"Expectation then rises because they did so well last year, and they may have struggled to cope with that."

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