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Adams: Don't write Norwich off

Neil Adams insists his first match as Norwich manager at Fulham on Saturday will not on its own determine whether the Canaries retain their Premier League status.

I keep hearing the must-win, the one-game season. It's a five-game season. We're capable of beating anybody.

If people want to write us off, great.

We'll be confident we'll win games. If people want to give us no chance, fine.

We're used to that. We're down at the bottom end of the table with six, seven, eight other clubs who have been written off on a weekly basis.

For these next four weeks, five games, we've got to leave no stone unturned and come what may, whatever happens, one thing we would've done was given it everything.

We've got to stay in this division. That's the one and only goal.

– Norwich head coach Neil Adams

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Martin: Hughton didn't lose the Norwich dressing room

Former Norwich manager Chris Hughton may have lost his job but he never lost the dressing room, according to club captain Russell Martin.

Hughton was sacked after the Canaries slipped to a 1-0 home defeat to West Brom that left them just one place above the Premier League relegation zone.

I don't know what that means, losing the dressing room.

No. We didn't stop playing for him. The boys have tried and given everything for him but it has not been good enough for a while.

– Norwich captain Russell Martin.

Adams in at Norwich

Norwich City chief executive David McNally and New Norwich City manager Neil Adams. Credit: PA

Norwich chief executive David McNally has charged new manager Neil Adams with keeping the club in the Barclays Premier League to land the job on a long-term basis.

Norwich now face a trip to Fulham, the team directly below them in the table, before a final run of four fixtures that sees them play Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

But McNally wants Adams to pick up enough points in those daunting fixtures to both keep the club in the top flight and seal his position on the bench beyond the end of the campaign.

"We will have to wait until the end of the season but it is all in Neil's hands, if he wants the big job here it is entirely up to him," he said.

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