Norwich have managed to live up to expectations of promotion challenge at the start of the Championship season by dropping only five points so far. As a result, they sit within touching distance of the top of the table after five matches in the season. Norwich’s latest dropped points may have come in the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth just before the international break, but manager Neil Adams says that he is confident of achieving promotion with the club. The 48-year-old was appointed as the permanent manager after impressing in his role as the caretaker boss towards the end of last season.
Despite the lack of managerial experience, the former Norwich midfielder says that the squad has been looking very promising and strong in all areas of the pitch. At this stage of the season, it looks like Norwich will have to fight against the likes of Wolverhampton, Watford, and Nottingham Forest for the title. The likes of Millwall, Charlton, and Derby may also be involved in the title race. Norwich have a significant advantage amongst this competition due to the parachute payments that they will receive from the Premier League for the next four years. This would allow them to substantially strengthen during the January if they have the need to do so.
“We’d have settled for that return at this stage. Of course I would have liked 15 points, and we tried to do everything we could to get the win against Bournemouth, but I just said to the players we are a touch disappointed because we have only drawn a game. That is a good sign because you don’t want to come in high fiving each other when you have taken a point at Carrow Road,” said the Norwich manager after the Bournemouth match. Norwich’s next match is against Cardiff.