Croft: Don't talk about the drop

PUBLISHED: 20:03 23 February 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 10 September 2010

Norwich City winger Lee Croft. Photo: Antony Kelly

Norwich City winger Lee Croft. Photo: Antony Kelly

Lee Croft says the Canaries must ignore talk of relegation to avoid falling into a dangerous trap.

The City winger is convinced that the power of positive thinking can help City escape from the bottom three and avert the catastrophe that would be relegation to League One football.

Lee Croft says the Canaries must ignore talk of relegation to avoid falling into a dangerous trap.

The City winger is convinced that the power of positive thinking can help City escape from the bottom three and avert the catastrophe that would be relegation to League One football.

“You have to remain positive,” he said. “Don't look at it and think about it too much because it will get you down.

“Obviously you hear about the other teams and how they got on, but we can't affect that, we just need to make sure that we do our own job and hopefully that will take care of itself, rather than waiting on other teams to slip op.

“We go into a game to win and that's all we can do.

“We know the situation we are in but we know we have played Burnley who are looking to get into the top six and we have played them of the park at times and done well against them.

“That's the frustrating thing - we can do it but we haven't got the results.”

City's bottom three blues will last all week, with none of this week's fixtures involving the teams in the deepest trouble. Then it's Coventry at Carrow Road, while bottom side Charlton are at Swansea and Southampton are at home to Cardiff. Nottingham Forest, in the final safe spot a point ahead of Norwich, travel to promotion-chasing Reading.

It's a fight that could go to the wire, but Croft insist City are ready to roll up heir sleeves and slug it out with their rivals.

“We're all up for the battle and I'm sure we'll win more games than we lose if we play like we did against Burnley every week,” he said. “You have to take heart from the performance, although it's hard after you've played well and not come away with the three points that we need.

“There are only 12 games left now and it's going to be 12 cup finals. We go into every game like it's our last and we need to win.

“As a group of players we are confident that we can go out and win games so we're not at that stage yet, but we know if we don't sort things out quickly 12 games is then 10 and then 10 goes to eight and before you know it you're into the last three games.

“We need to win our home games and get what we can away from home as well. Every game we need to go into looking for a win now. There are 12 games and it's 12 massive games.”

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