Norwich City creating home fortress, says David Fox

David Fox
Fox played 32 times in last season's Championship runners-up campaign

Norwich City midfielder David Fox says continued success at Carrow Road could be the cornerstone of survival.

Saturday's victory over Newcastle United was the Canaries' fourth at home this term, with 14 of their 19 points coming on their own turf.

"We feel we have to press home our advantage here and get the crowd on side," Fox told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"It's becoming a bit of a fortress and that's what we want. Our home form is vital and that's still the case."

Arsenal and West Brom are the only sides to leave Norfolk with a Premier League victory this season and striker Grant Holt, who netted twice against the Magpies, wants to maintain an impressive home record.

"You need to win your home games," he said. "You need to be positive and to get your points at home.

"It's tough to go away and nick things but if we do that and continue our home form we'll be alright.

"We've accumulated a good number of points and we need to keep doing that."

Norwich lined up against Newcastle with the same midfield that played the majority of last season's promotion-winning campaign.

Fox, 27, says he enjoyed the familiarity but would not be surprised if boss Paul Lambert opted for a different approach at Everton this weekend.

"We went back to the formula that got us up last year and it worked well," he said.

"The lads know each other's games really well. It's easy to play with the lads. It worked well for that game.

"The manger picks his team for each game. It might even change for next week. The players understand that.

"It's such a big achievement to stay in the league. It's not about one or two players, it's about everyone."

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