‘It is the million dollar question’ - But Norwich City ace has the answer
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Harrison Reed warns Norwich City is ‘fired up’ to prove they are not on the slide.
The Canaries head to Bolton looking for a first win in four that has checked their upward momentum, but the Southampton loanee detects a steely mood amongst his team mates.
“The defeats have fired us up even more and we’re raring to go. We’re going there full of confidence looking for the three points,” he said. “We’re not feeling pressure, because we’ve had four away league wins on the bounce.
“It has been tough. We were on a very good unbeaten run so you could say we were not used to these losses, but I don’t think it has knocked us too much. If we can turn it around at Bolton it sets us up for the international break.
“We know Bolton is in good form but we’re looking to win. It will be a fight and we will have to earn the right to play, because if you judge them on their last four performances they have drawn three and picked up a win.”
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Reed admits the difference in City’s current output away from Carrow Road is baffling.
“It is the million dollar question,” he said. “The first goal is vital in any game and we’re working hard on finishing drills. We’re confident we will score goals. We have been a bit unfortunate not to pick up more points at home.
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“Teams have watched us, analysed us and they know if they sit in and make it hard and frustrate us then we can find it difficult to score. If we manage to score then teams have to come out and that leaves space for us to be far more aggressive.
“If you play the same every week other clubs will swiftly work you out, but in terms of changing it up I feel that is something we do particularly well.”
Central to City’s prospects at Bolton will be Reed’s fellow midfielder, James Maddison, fresh from his England Under-21 call-up.
“It is an amazing feeling to pull on that shirt,” said the 22-year-old, who has represented the Three Lions at junior age group levels. “He deserves it. Since I walked through the door in the summer I could see he was a special talent and he can dictate a game or even win it. He has been an important player for us.
“As long as he continues to work hard I would say, yes, he is working towards the Premier League.”