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Jerome on "exciting times" at City

30 September 2017

Matchwinner Cameron Jerome says City have been rewarded for their hard work in September.

Norwich finished their sequence of seven matches in 21 days unbeaten, picking up 14 points in the league after a stuttering start to the season.

“Last month we ended it in a negative way with the defeat at Millwall but we’ve worked hard on the training ground ever since then and we’ve come back in a really positive way. The performances have spoken for themselves and the results have taken care of themselves.

“We’ve got a bit of momentum now and we’re delighted with our performance today and the three points.”

Jerome says the turnaround in fortune owes much to the work of Daniel Farke and his coaching team on the training ground.

“We’ve found a better balance in our play,” Jerome said. “It was new for the boss, and you had to give him time to implement his style of football. We’ve found a happy medium and a good balance to our game now. We’ve had three or four really excellent performances away from home and we’ve just got to nail that at home now.

“The boss deserves all the accolades he’s going to get now and rightly so. For him to go away and look at things and implement things on the training ground to get the team playing how we are at the minute shows that he deserves all of the credit for the success we’ve had in the last few games.

“He’s been a breath of fresh air since he came in and the players have enjoyed the work he’s done on the training ground with his coaching staff. It was all about us getting used to him and him getting used to us, and we’ve found the right balance.”

It was Jerome’s first league goal of the season, but he was more keen to praise the travelling City fans who once again came in big numbers to the Madejski Stadium.

“As a striker you want to get as many goals as you can get, and it’s always sweet to get the three points. But it’s more important that we got the win, whoever scores.

“The fans travel long distances time and time again, and it’s nice to be able to reward them with some good performances on the road.”

With City’s next game a fortnight away due to the international break, Jerome admits he would have liked to have kept the momentum going but is looking forward to the chance to recover following a heavy workload.

“Seven games in 21 days is tough going,” he said. “The manager has utilised the squad and freshened things up when he’s needed to, and we’ve still got a number of lads with knocks who will come back into contention. It’s exciting times.”


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