Neil Adams wants Norwich City to back up long-awaited win

Neil Adams
Neil Adams replaced Chris Hughton as Norwich City manager

Norwich City manager Neil Adams has urged his side to make sure their win at Wigan is the start of a revival.

The Canaries had won just one of their previous 10 matches before Saturday's 1-0 victory at the DW Stadium.

"It's one game. We have to back it up now," Adams told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"It's easier for me to say it now, but off the back of wins and draws it's not so easy to say we're good enough. But I'm really pleased because we've backed up what I know we're capable of doing."

Norwich's fall from the top of the Championship to 11th position within two months had mounted increasing pressure on Adams to improve results.

But Jonny Howson's goal against Wigan lifted them back up to eighth and within two points of the play-offs.

Cagey Canaries
Norwich had gone five games without keeping a clean sheet before Saturday's win at Wigan.

Adams' team selection at the weekend was more solid than his usual line-ups, with a midfield quartet of Howson, Bradley Johnson, Gary O'Neil and Alexander Tettey used, with winger Nathan Redmond on the bench.

"We've changed one or two things," said Adams. "The key for me is that this performance wasn't too dissimilar to other performances.

"Of course everyone is affected by, or has an opinion on, the results. What we did was take our chance and cut out the individual errors.

"We just need to make sure now we do that more consistently because the performances in general have been of a good enough standard to have got more than we have."

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