Alex Neil has admitted that Norwich were not prepared enough following promotion and that showed with their summer signings.
The Canaries have given their survival chances a huge lift over the last three games with a draw and two successive victories, but Neil feels they could be much further up the table had they recruited properly in the summer.
The summer transfer window was not what it should have been after Norwich won promotion via the play-offs, but January was much more successful with the likes of Timm Klose and Steven Naismith arriving at the club.
“Newcastle is a different kettle of fish because they spent money in the summer as well as January. Our circumstances were different, our recruitment team was not in a place where it should have been because we had a model that wasn’t working,” said Neil.
“That was done and from then onwards and due to the fact we got promoted via the play-offs we had very little time to attract the players we wanted with the quality we needed so we couldn’t get as much quality as we wanted before the summer window closed so we had to try and remedy that in January.”