Neil stays positive ahead of Newcastle clash

Norwich boss Alex Neil wants his side to back up their win at West Brom by seeing off Newcastle on Saturday.

Norwich: Neil stays positive ahead of Newcastle clashNorwich: Neil stays positive ahead of Newcastle clash

The Canaries ended an 11-game Premier League winless run at the Hawthorns prior to the international break and Neil has his sights set on another three points this weekend.

The Scot admits it has been tough at times this season as he isn’t used to being in charge of a struggling side, but he insists Norwich never gave up hope they could turn their form around.

“It has been tough but I am quite a positive person,” he told the Pink ‘Un. “Everybody wants to describe themselves as a winner in this game but it is about doing it on the pitch and I have been used to winning.

“For the last two and a half seasons I have had about a 70% or so win ratio. It is not easy but I think when you are one of the smaller teams in the league it is about adapting to that, not accepting it as such, but being able to deal with it and put each game to bed and move onto the next one.

“That is not easy to do, as I am sure my wife will tell you, but you just have to get on with it and I am sure in the long run it can only make you stronger. I honestly believe that.

“It is about dealing with that disappointment and going back into work on a Monday and focusing on the next game, because the players feed off you. If you are moping about feeling sorry for yourself then they are going to follow your lead.”

Norwich have managed seven wins in 31 Premier League games this term and are currently 17th in the standings – two points clear of the bottom three.

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