Skip to main content Skip to site footer


13 February 2017

City face table-toppers on Tuesday

ALEX Neil says his team go into Tuesday's meeting with Newcastle United carrying 'every belief' that they can extend their good form.

Saturday's 5-1 thrashing of Nottingham Forest added more momentum to the Canaries' top six push in the Sky Bet Championship.

Neil told Norwich City TV on Monday: "The players will be confident. They will be pleased with how they performed against Forest.

"Going into the game, we should have every belief that if we play well we can win, and that's a good thing.

"We've been in good form of late, we've scored quite a few goals - the entertainment value for the fans at the weekend was great.

"If we can continue that, then the fans will enjoy their football. It's a snowball effect now; every game gets bigger as the season goes on."

Rafael Benitez's league leaders are in prime position to return straight back to the Premier League after suffering relegation alongside City last season.

There have been 20 goals in the last three meetings between the two sides, with Neil adding: "I've had some bizarre games against them.

"The game at home last year, we beat them 3-2 which was great at the end. The 6-2 game was the most bizarre game I've been involved in, and then there was the 4-3 game which was a bitter one to take.

"We've got a point to prove to ourselves and everybody else that we can go and be one of the top teams. It was a sore one to take last time; we'll be up for this game.

"They've got one of the best squads in the league but if we're on our game we can beat anyone."

Advertisement block