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6 March 2017

Midfielder looks ahead to Robins clash

JONNY Howson says Norwich City won't give up their pursuit of a Sky Bet Championship play-off place until it's 'mathematically impossible' ahead of Tuesday's game at Bristol City.

A highly damaging defeat away to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday leaves the Canaries some nine points off the top six with just 11 games of the campaign now remaining.

While Howson fully understand the context of the weekend loss, he told reporters on Monday morning: "As players we know it's going to be a very difficult task.

"Until it's mathematically done then we've got to keep going. We've got to focus on Tuesday now and go there to try and get the three points.

"We didn't want to be in this situation and we're all very disappointed. Until it's impossible we have to give it everything we've got because stranger things have happened in football.

"We've got to keep going, even until the very end. People pay good money to come and watch us and we've got to perform for them."

Howson scored the only goal when the two sides met earlier this season, and added: "The performances have been disappointing.

"We've been letting each other down and been letting ourselves down. Personally, after a defeat you want a game to come as quickly as possible so you can put things right.

"You want to put it out of your head and the best way to do that is put in a good performance and get a good result. We're hurting but can't give up; it doesn't matter where you are, you can't down tools.

"That won't get you anywhere. Even if you're down and out you've still got to go and play games because people are still going to follow us no matter where we are.

"While you've got support you've got to give it everything you've got, not just for yourself but for the fans."

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