Roeder: We'll be back on track
Chris Lakey All good things come to an end - but Glenn Roeder has vowed that Norwich City will be back on track within a week after seeing their 13-match unbeaten run shattered at Leicester on Saturday.
All good things come to an end - but Glenn Roeder has vowed that Norwich City will be back on track within a week after seeing their 13-match unbeaten run shattered at Leicester on Saturday.
City's were on the receiving end of a 4-0 thumping at the Walker's Stadium - their biggest defeat under Roeder's stewardship.
But while Roeder insists the Canaries will get back on track against FA Cup giant-killers Barnsley next weekend, they will have to do it without midfield mainstays Darel Russell and Mark Fotheringham and striker Dion Dublin.
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Russell is out for three games after a straight red for a second-half lunge on defender Richard Stearman while Fotheringham and Dublin picked up their fifth yellows of the season.
City are now nine points off the play-offs, and Roeder is clearly not giving up the chase.
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“Everyone is looking at them,” he said. “I don't predict in football, all I predict is next week against Barnsley you will see a vastly different Norwich City team, and I don't mean players, I mean in terms of performance.
“I believe that we will zip this unbeaten run and we will start another run next week against Barnsley, and hopefully that will continue right to the end of the season.
“It is all about how you handle a defeat. You can lay down and cry like babies or you can stand up like men and march on and for me there is only one alternative and that's the latter.”