Russell: Players to blame for Grant's exit

PUBLISHED: 11:48 10 October 2007 | UPDATED: 10:37 14 September 2010

Norwich midfielder Darel Russell today said the players should shoulder a large share of the blame for Peter Grant's departure from Carrow Road. Norwich City supporters today woke up to find their club in crisis following the departure of manager Grant by "mutual consent" less than a year after taking the job.

Norwich City midfielder Darel Russell said the players should shoulder a large share of the blame for Peter Grant's departure from Carrow Road.

Speaking before the club's golf day at Bawburgh Golf Club, Russell said the players had let the departing manager down.

He said: “He was the right man for the job. We've got a good team but it's just that on the pitch on match days too many players under-performed.

“No other manager could have prepared us as well as he has done in such detail for a match situation - we have not put into practice what we've been doing in training.

“We've got to look at ourselves as players as we're as much to blame and we've got to get everyone performing 100 per cent.”

City skipper Jason Shackell said the players had to stick together in a bid to start picking up points.

He said: “We were not performing well enough and were putting pressure on him. “We've got to stick together, work hard, keep our heads down, go out there and do the right thing and get results quickly.”

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