Norwich City manager Alex Neil fears his players may be "living in the past" as they try and regain their place in the Premier League.
The Canaries slipped to 8th in the SkyBet Championship after losing 2-1 at home to Brentford on Saturday (January 24). It was Neil's first defeat since replacing Neil Adams at the helm.
Neil claimed Brentford were 'hungrier' than his team, but the defeat is also a wake-up call to his players.
"It doesn't matter where you've played. It doesn't matter what you've done then, it's what you do now.
The squad, for instance. A lot of people talking seem to live off that they played in the Premier League. But the bottom line is they're not in the Premier League. They're in the Championship.
So the quicker we get used to that, the quicker we realise where we are, then hopefully the quicker we can turn it around and start pulling further up the table."
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Norwich City have seen their appeal against the red card shown to Jonny Howson in Saturday's win over Bournemouth rejected by the FA.
The midfielder was shown his marching orders for a challenge on Cherries striker Yann Kermorgant.
New Norwich manager Alex Neil called the decision "really harsh" after the game, but their appeal has been dismissed.
It means that Howson will now serve a three-match ban, ruling him out of the upcoming games against Cardiff City, Brentford and Birmingham City.
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Alex Neil has faced the cameras for the first time as Norwich's new boss, just before hopping on a plane for the Canaries' meeting at Championship leaders Bournemouth.
And the former Hamilton manager was keen to put his stamp on the job.
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Norwich City's new manager Alex Neil has appeared with Chief Executive David McNally at a news conference.
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Norwich City have confirmed Alex Neil as their new manager.
He joins from Hamilton Academical where he has been player-manager since April 2013.
The 33-year-old is the Canaries’ 39th different permanent manager, and the tenth Scotsman to take the reins at Carrow Road.
I’m absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club of the stature of Norwich – it’s an exciting challenge at a huge club and one that I’m looking forward to. I’ve watched a lot of Premier League and Championship football over the years and I’ve always been really impressed with Carrow Road and the Norwich fans and the way they get the place going when they get behind the team. It’s a forward-thinking club with a fantastic infrastructure and big ambition, which matches my own ambitions."
“It was important for us to have somebody who had the drive, ambition and commitment to work as hard as it takes to take the Club forward. Lots of names were under consideration, but for us, as the Board of Norwich City Football Club, he was the unanimous choice and the first choice.”
Alex Neil will take charge for tomorrow's game against Bournemouth
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