Norwich City: Neil Adams wary of 'knee-jerk' response to home form

Cameron Jerome
Cameron Jerome scored his seventh goal of the season against Rotherham, but missed a series of first-half chances

Norwich City manager Neil Adams has warned against an overreaction to his side's frustrating home form.

The Canaries dominated their 1-1 draw with Rotherham in the Championship on Saturday, four days after Charlton snatched a 1-0 win at Carrow Road.

"We have to be careful there's no knee-jerk reaction and think it isn't good enough," Adams told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"We can't keep throwing points away at home, but it's fine margins again. How the ball stayed out, I have no idea."

A point was enough to keep Norwich top of the table at the end of a weekend during which Middlesbrough were the only top-eight side to win.

Call it a draw
Eight of the 12 games in the Championship over the weekend finished in draws
Only Blackpool, Brentford, Bournemouth and Middlesbrough picked up wins
Middlesbrough were the only top-eight side to claim a victory

But after recording 27 shots - six of which were on target - Adams's men required a 77th-minute goal from Cameron Jerome to cancel out Paul Green's first-half penalty.

It was a similar story to Tuesday, when the Canaries squandered a series of chances in a surprise defeat by Charlton.

Norwich have not won a league game at home since mid-August and have dropped nine points in their last four matches at Carrow Road.

"We could have scored three, four or five and once again I've got an opposition manager coming up to me saying they don't know how they've got something from that," said Adams after drawing with the Millers.

"I'm pleased with the performance, but we've got to avoid having to throw the kitchen sink at the opposition or not scoring first.

"The main concern for me is sorting out the first half and maybe getting a goal in front.

"One point from the last two games isn't good enough, of course, but the performances are there. We all know we could have won 3-0 or 4-0 in both of the games."

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