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3 March 2017

City look to draw closer to the top six this weekend

SATURDAY's game at Sheffield Wednesday won't define Norwich City's season, says manager Alex Neil.

The Canaries sit six points behind their hosts knowing that a defeat would put further distance between themselves and the top six in the Sky Bet Championship.

While Neil didn't underplay the significance of the match at Hillsborough he also emphasised his belief that nothing will be concluded this weekend.

"With the situation, it's an important game for us," he told Norwich City TV on Friday.

"A lot of people are talking about it as season-defining; it's going to have a big bearing on things but I'm not sure it's season-defining.

"If we win it, it puts us closer to our goal, if we lose it, it puts us a lot further away from our goal - but there's still a lot of games to be played.

"I don't want to underestimate the importance of this game, it is a massive game for us but there's a lot of football to go."

Carlos Carvalhal's Owls have followed up four consecutive wins in the division with back-to-back defeats to Brentford and Leeds United.

Neil is keen to extend that to a run of losses - but admits City need to do more away from home having picked up just one win on the road since October.

"Every team has had their peaks and troughs throughout the season and Sheffield Wednesday have been no different," he added.

"Going away from home is also significant - we need to start turning our away games into wins.

"We understand the importance of it. We want to make sure we put a good performance in and win the game. There's no question we're capable, it's just about doing it on the day."

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