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Norwich City manager Neil Adams: "We should expect to be up there"

Neil Adams has backed his team to deal with the pressure they'll be under this season. Photo: PA

Norwich City manager Neil Adams says his players need to deal with the pressure of being among the favourites for promotion from The Championship this season.

The Canaries kick-off their campaign at newly-promoted Wolves tomorrow, and Adams knows that his side will be seen as a prized scalp following their relegation from the Premier League.

"When you're at a club of this size, with the amount of following we've got and the amount of season tickets that we sell year in, year out, you should have that pressure.

We should expect to be up there."

– Neil Adams, Norwich City

Norwich go into the clash at Molineux with the majority of their squad still intact, with only Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) and Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Saint-Étienne) having left the club so far this summer.

However, with three weeks of the transfer window still remaining, Canaries fans and management alike will face an anxious wait to see if they can keep hold of their best assets beyond August.

Leroy Fer is among the current Norwich stars who have been linked with a move away from the club. Credit: PA

Norwich will be without the injured Jonny Howson against Wolves, while key striker Gary Hooper is also considered a doubt (calf).

Gary Hooper is a serious doubt. Credit: PA

Midfielder Leroy Fer is another player who isn't available as he continues to work his way back to fitness after his exploits at the World Cup with Holland.

Sébastien Bassong and Luciano Becchio also won't be considered, and new signing Gary O'Neil isn't eligible as he serves a one-match suspension.

On the plus side, midfielder Alex Tettey is back in contention after a groin strain and new strikers Lewis Grabban and Kyle Lafferty should make their debuts.

League One champions Wolves are sure to be tough opposition. Credit: PA

As for Wolves, they have a largely fit squad to pick from, with only former Peterborough United captain Tommy Rowe missing.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City, Sky Bet Championship, Sunday 10 August, 4pm