Norwich boss on 'topsy-turvy' Leeds season

Neil Adams - Norwich Manager

Neil Adams is aware that Leeds will pose a big threat to Norwich, despite their turbulent start to the season.

The Whites are onto their third manager of the season, with just 12 games played, after the dismissal of Dave Hockaday, and the appointment of Darko Milanic demoting Neil Redfearn back to his role as Academy Director.

Redfearn brought stability to the club during his four games in charge, winning three of them and moving the Elland Road club up the Championship table, but they have failed to win any matches since the arrival of Milanic, and, following the 2-1 loss at Yorkshire rivals Rotherham on Friday night, the club sit just five points off the relegation places.

They travel to Norwich on Tuesday evening, looking to claim the first victory of the Slovenian’s reign, and, despite the strange circumstances surrounding their season, Canaries boss Neil Adams is expecting a tough test against their fellow ‘big club’.

Speaking to the official Norwich website, Adams said: “We’re two big clubs – Leeds are a huge club with a big history and they usually have a good support as well.

“It’s been topsy-turvy for them, with the way things have gone with the managers and the caretaker managers. We’re just looking at how they play and what their strengths and weaknesses are.”

Norwich were knocked off the top of the Championship table at the weekend, following their 1-0 loss at struggling Fulham, and Adams is keen to negate any threat that Leeds posses through the ‘intricate passing’ style that has characterised the club since the arrival of Massimo Cellino as President.

He added: “They like to try and play with intricate passing and we’re doubtful that will change too much.

“Yes they’ve had a few people in charge of the team but generally they’ve tended to keep the same playing style and that’s obviously what we’ll be expecting and what we’ll be ready to deal with on Tuesday.”

A win for the Whites would move them to within three points of Norwich, with the play-off places still wide open at this early stage of the season.

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