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Cameron Jerome: 'Lack of respect' has ruined Norwich City's play-off bid

Cameron Jerome was appalled by Norwich's display at Hillsborough. Credit: PA
  • Sheffield Wednesday 5-1 Norwich City

Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome says a "lack of respect" among his teammates is the reason why they won't make the play-offs this season.

The Canaries put in another abject performance on the road to lose 5-1 at Sheffield Wednesday, who are now nine points ahead of them with only 11 games remaining.

Despite being one of the favourites for promotion at the start of the campaign, City have now been beaten in 10 of their 18 away games so far this season, while only bottom club Rotherham United have conceded more on their travels.

Jerome was one of the only players to emerge with any credit following the mauling at Hillsborough by scoring what proved to be a consolation goal just before half-time, and after the match he had some strong words to say about Norwich's predicament.

Sheffield Wednesday proved to be too strong for Norwich. Credit: PA

You’ve got to be honest with yourselves and as players we’re not honest with ourselves.

I think we lack respect for our teammates. We’re not fighting for each other.

We lack respect for the coaching staff and all they do for us. We don’t follow the right instructions or orders. It’s like everyone plays for themselves.

– Cameron Jerome, Norwich City

Jerome also admitted that Norwich's hopes of making the top six are all but over and added that some of their performances have been "embarrassing" this season.

“Ultimately we’ve been embarrassing and yet again a lack of everything on the pitch has let us down," Jerome said.

"We'll fight to the end, we owe it to ourselves as professionals to do that, but for me it's done now. Too many teams have to drop points and we've played ourselves out of it."